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iOS 8 Hints of a Larger 828 x 1472 Possible iPhone 6 Resolution


News Team
Nov 27, 2012
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According to a recent extensive report published by the 9to5Mac publication, iOS 8 has turned up evidence of another possible iPhone 6 resolution: a larger 828 x 1472 one. the new resolution is found inside of a file within iOS 8’s “Springboard” application, which is iPhone’s Home screen. This file outlines for the system where icons will be placed on an iPhone’s Home screen.

This file was added in Xcode 6 beta 5 earlier this month and still exists in yesterday’s Xcode 6 beta 6, being optimized for an iPhone with a resolution of 414 (width) x 736 (height). Here are some more details from the original report:

For example, the 4-inch iPhone 5, 5s, 5c and 5th generation iPod touch display resolution is 640 x 1136, but the SDK presents it as “320 x 568.” This can be seen above on the iPhone file listing a “DefaultIconState” for an iPhone with a pixel height of 568 pixels.

Back to the new 414 x 736 file, this iPhone resolution would be slightly sharper (on the 4.7-inch model) than the current iPhone resolution and this new pixel density would actually bring more screen space to the iPhone, allowing Apple to unlock more software-based functionality for its flagship smartphone lineup. Unlike with previous iPhone resoluiton changes, moving to 414 on the width and 736 on the length would add pixels to both the height and the width of the iPhone.

Like the previously discussed 960 x 1704 resolution in testing earlier this year and the iPhone 5/5s/5c’s 640 x 1136 resolution, this new 414 x 736 resolution comes in at a 16:9 ratio. The benefits of Apple sticking to the 16:9 ratio, which seems likely based on the part leaks thus far, include an easier developer transition and consumers continuing to be able to watch widescreen video on an iPhone.

The benefit of that resolution is that it allows both developers and consumers to smoothly transition to the new display without losing high-quality imagery and graphics found in many apps. Follow the link from below to read the extensive report from 9to5Mac.

Source: 9to5Mac