Expert makes educated guess on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6L resolution

John Gruber has made an educated guess on the screen resolutions of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6L.


He writes on Daring Fireball:

There is no similar “easy” way to do either a 4.7 or 5.5 iPhone display.

But after giving it much thought, and a lot of tinkering in a spreadsheet, here is what I think Apple is going to do:

  • 4.7-inch display: 1334 × 750, 326 PPI @2x
  • 5.5-inch display: 2208 × 1242, 461 PPI @3x

@2x means the same “double” retina resolution that we’ve seen on all iOS devices with retina displays to date, where each virtual point in the user interface is represented by two physical pixels on the display in each dimension, horizontal and vertical. @3x means a new “triple” retina resolution, where each user interface point is represented by three display pixels. A single @2x point is a 2 × 2 square of 4 pixels; an @3x point is a 3 × 3 square of 9 pixels.

Gruber notes that he could be wrong, so take this with a pinch of salt.

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