iPhone 6 May Have a Sharper Display Than iPhone 5S

By Gerald Lynch on at

A bigger display, and a considerably sharper one too? That's the latest word to trickle in on the iPhone 6, which is said to have a resolution three times as sharp as that of the iPhone, and significantly sharper than the iPhone 5S.

According to tipsters speaking to 9to5Mac, the Cupertino company has been testing a display scaling, pixel-tripling mode for the next iPhone. Working from a base resolution of 568 x 320 that the current handsets use, current Retina displays on iPhones use pixel-doubling to hit a 1136 x 640 resolution. Tripling that base number would see the new handsets reach 1704 x 960, which would leave them just shy of Full HD while retaining the 16:9 aspect ratio and adhering to Steve Jobs definition of a "Retina display".

If the 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch iPhone screen size rumours are to be believed, that would lead to new iPhone's rocking 416ppi and 355ppi displays respectively -- a step up from the 326 ppi of the iPhone 5S. It'd also mean some work would have to be done to the iOS interface so that it continues to look sharp on the new displays. [9to5Mac via TechRadar]