iPhone 6 Could Have a 461 PPI "Super" Retina Screen

By Gerald Lynch on at

Even when it stretched itself a little thinner for the elongated iPhone 5, Apple's smartphone line retained its 326 PPI Retina resolution. But with the iPhone 6 expected to come in two larger sizes (4.7 and 5.5-inches), it seems the Cupertino company is preparing to pump up the pixel count once more.

Daring Fireball's John Gruber, noted Apple insider, has got his scientific calculator out and, using the Pythagorean Theorem, believes he's sussed out how pixel-dense the new iPhones will be. Based on his calculations (and, he concedes, no loose-lipped supply chain whispers), he believes that the 4.7-inch model will retain the standard Retina 326 PPI at a 1334 x 750 resolution, while the 5.5-inch model will have a 2208 x 1242 resolution. If correct, that'd give it high 461 PPI, making it a rival for the LG G3 in terms of screen resolution.

As the rumours continue to pour in, it increasingly seems that there will be more than just screen size separating the two new iPhones. The 5.5-inch device will apparently be the premium configuration, something that Gruber's hypothesis taps into. Those wanting the top-of-the-line, high-end-feature-filled iPhone for 2014 will want to be putting the pennies away for the 5.5-inch edition. [Daring Fireball]