iPhone 6 to Have QHD Display – Removing Retina Display?
Speculation continues to mount regarding the iPhone 6 although we are still over two months from its expected time of arrival.
Fuelling the fire of iPhone 6 gossip has been a series of images; first of mock-ups of the device and of 3D sketches of its chassis then of the phone itself.
Some of the latest pictures to emerge of this highly anticipated smartphone were found on the Weibo account of former Taiwanese pop star Jimmy Lin. Now when Jimmy Lin posts pictures of a soon to be released device, the world takes notice as he has provided accurate leaks in the past, including for the iPad Air.
One of the noticeable things on the pictures posted was the significant increase in size of the iPhone screen.
The Apple smartphones are known for their small screens, even in a world where 5 inches of screen are more or less standard, the iPhone 5S boasted a 4.0-inch display.
That is set to change in Apple’s latest flagship phone if the speculation and Lin’s images are to be believed. In the picture, Lin holds the iPhone 6 together with 5S and the difference in size is apparent.
And you can more or less trust the Lin pictures because a couple of Apple employees have come out to confirm that the bigger phone is indeed the iPhone 6, though a beta version.
These employees have also let slip that the iPhone 6 will come with a QHD display.
This in turn has served to lend weight to reports that the iPhone 6 will come in two versions: one with a 4.7 inch display and the other with a 5.5-inch screen.
This is because fitting a 2560×1600 pixel resolution on a 4.7-inch device would not be feasible.
But one thing is almost for sure, the 640×1136 Retina display which the 5S came with will not feature on the new iPhone when it hits the market in September or October this year.
It appears that Apple has finally put its ear on the ground and heard the clamour for bigger screens and sharper resolutions from smartphone users.
People who are increasingly using their phones for purposes previously the preserve of TVs, iPads and game consoles want graphics for their games and movies to be crisper. In conforming to the wants of the mobile device market Apple will again put itself in strong contention against recently released flagships such as the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the more recent LG G3.