iOS 8 files reveal the possible iPhone 6 resolution

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At this stage there isn’t much we don’t already think we know about the iPhone 6, but resolution is one of the things that has managed to elude the clutches of leakers everywhere. Well some code has been uncovered in the iOS 8 beta that shows us that the software is meant to function on devices with a maximum resolution of  828×1472. Could this be the resolution for the iPhone 6?

It’s currently unclear whether that resolution will be for the 4.7-inch or the 5.5-inch model, but it’s being assumed that it’ll be for the smaller model in order to keep the pixel density above the 326ppi that Apple calls its “Retina display”. It’s still a rather disappointing revelation, though, especially since most other manufacturers flagship devices tend to be full 1080p with pixel densities closer to 400ppi. If this information is accurate then it would mean Apple is starting to fall behind the competition.

But it is a rumour and we don’t know if it’s true or not. iOS 8 is still in beta, so there’s a chance that this resolution is more focussed on existing iPhone handsets rather than the ones Apple has yet to release. There’s not much we can do except wait and see what Apple has to offer us when they unveil the iPhone 6 to the world. [Phone Arena vis Ubergizmo]

By Tom Pritchard | August 20th, 2014