iPhone 6 Retina HD

Apple’s upcoming iPhone refresh—tentatively dubbed by the press ‘iPhone 6s’ and ‘iPhone 6s Plus’—should feature sharper Retina displays thanks to a rumored screen resolution boost, according to the latest report coming out of Chinese blog Feng.

The publication is claiming knowledge that a 4.7-inch ‘iPhone 6s’ will feature a Full HD screen, literally matching the 1,920-by-1,080 Full HD pixel resolution screen of the current-generation 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. As for an ‘iPhone 6s Plus,’ Apple’s phablet-class device should match high-end Androids by going from a Full HD Retina screen all the way up to a 2K one.

The report stops short of giving us hints of a possible iPhone 6s Plus resolution. 2K resolution typically denotes screens having horizontal resolution on the order of 2,000 pixels.

Some high-end Android devices have 2K screens with an ultra-high resolution of 2,560-by-1,440 pixels, often referred to as “Quad HD”.

As Full HD has the same vertical resolution as 2K screens (1,080 pixels), existing 1080p content like photos, video and graphics assets can be more or less easily utilized within the 2K resolution canvas.

A 2K iPhone should provide a noticeably sharper image when browsing your photos and playing Full HD video. Although the difference between a Full HD and 2K display in terms of sharpness isn’t that noticeable to an untrained eye, a higher resolution screen on the other hand can show more content.

This means fewer taps and less scrolling through iOS menus and more space for your content like webpages in Safari, images in Photos and more.

The Feng report also reiterates that the new iPhones will pack Apple’s force-sensing screen technology called Force Touch, a twelve-megapixel shooter out the back, a faster A9 processor with twice the RAM of its predecessors, a brand spanking new rose-gold color option, improved Touch ID, strengthened chassis, sapphire-coated screen for the iPhone 6s Plus and 32GB as a new entry-level storage tier replacing measly 16GB devices.

iPhone 6 inside view retina hd display

Apple does not change the screen resolution of iOS devices quite as often as its Android competitors do. For years, iPhones were stuck with four-inch 320-by-480 screens before Apple introduced the Retina moniker with the iPhone 4, which was unveiled in 2010 with a screen resolution of 640-by-960 pixels.

The iPhone 5 brought us a slightly taller four-inch screen maxing out at 640-by-1,136 pixels. It wouldn’t be before last year’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus refresh that Apple again increased both the size and resolution of the iPhone’s display.

Again, the present-generation iPhone 6 has a 750-by-1,334 pixel resolution screen while its larger sibling tops out at Full HD resolution of 1,920-by-1,080 pixels. In line with the resolution increase, Apple is marketing these new iPhone screens as “Retina HD”.

While all Retina-enabled iPhone models have a pixel density of 326 pixels per inch, which is slightly above Apple-imposed Retina threshold of at least 300 pixels per inch, the iPhone 6 Plus files as the only iPhone with a sharper screen at 401 pixels per inch.

Source: Feng (Google Translate)

  • Tony Trenkle Jr.

    Man this upgrade is looking better and better. Maybe I can sell my 128GB 6 plus and get some good money for it because if all this comes to fruition, this might be too good to pass up…Maybe I go to the AT&T Next program…choices choices…

  • Vinny Perez

    Okay so i got a problem with my conversations in my iPhone, I can’t open any conversation that has an attachment ..everything was working fine up until I sent a video of 50 seconds and the next I open the convo to just booted out of the app. Wtf. No I didn’t receive or sent that stupid bug that’s going around. Please help. Hopefully it’s just a tweak I downloaded

    • Arman P. Reyes

      Did you installed the new convopics tweak? I have a similar problem, uninstalling it solved it.

      • Vinny Perez

        YES I DID! I’ll give it a shot. Thank you !

    • Martynet

      that’s some nasty looking UI…
      That’s why Apple doesn’t allow people to mess with themes and fonts 😀
      no offence

      • Vinny Perez

        And that’s why it’s not your phone, and thank the jailbreak community that IT IS possible. But unfortunately there will always be ignorant ass comments coming from ppl like you. ✌️

  • ericesque

    I wouldn’t count on this for the 6S. It would be highly uncharacteristic of Apple. When was the last time two consecutive generations of iPhone had a significant screen upgrade? QuadHD displays are also relatively new. Apple typically waits for technologies to mature – getting better performance and lower component costs by holding out on adoption.
    Force touch, sure. Better camera, about time! Doubling the RAM, overdue. Resolution bump, don’t hold your breath.

    • whoeverwhenever

      Exactly

    • QuarterSwede

      And to be honest it wouldn’t even make a difference on the 6S Plus. You can’t discern pixels on the 6 Plus’ screen as it is. It would be a complete waste of processor power and cause the system to struggle to keep up. It already does that from time to time.

      • Benjamin J Schwartz

        My 6 Plus lags out sometimes too, but I’m almost positive it’s the RAM being insufficient, not the SoC being too slow. My iPad Air 2 is lightening fast, and despite the extra core on the SoC, I’m also pretty sure that’s the RAM as well. Jailbreak tweaks are notorious for poor memory management, but it has no discernible effect on the iPad.

      • QuarterSwede

        After using iOS 9 PB 1&2 I completely agree. The RAM management is much better on the Plus. I almost never have apps reloading. Insufficient coding can be as bad as insufficient hardware.

  • pauleebe

    Can we wait for the iPhone 7? There has been so much fragmentation as of late.

    • Dany Quirion

      Nooe uograding

  • Jamessmooth

    Good article. If the S packs this much stuff in it, I’m going to upgrade my 6+ for sure.

    • iPhoneWINS

      im not

      • Hot12345

        Why not?

  • iPhoneWINS

    lool so all the extra ram will be used to power that unnecessary screen..

    • Fanboy 

      ** complains about low RAM and low resolution screen compared to other smartphones. Might get both and still complains **

      Dont be THAT guy.

      • Slifur

        Bwahahahahhaha!! +2

      • Hot12345

        No he is right, because the more RAM it will use it for the high res screen… So its not worth for the 2/4k display and more RAM.

  • iPhoneWINS

    i will not upgrade to any iPhone unless there is a jailbreak for it

    • samyg

      OK

    • Dany Quirion

      Lol

    • Hot12345

      Me to

  • Fardeen Beharry

    at this point its getting too good to be true. i really want all these but apple won’t give it to us unless its an iphone 7.

  • Dany Quirion

    Entry peice probably gonna be 900$ + tax in Canada….

    • Sigh

      For real, that’s the only thing thats getting me on these new phones. i can’t even imagine what the price of these things are gonna be probably £1000 for 16Gb iPhone 6s Plus.

  • Benedict

    They come up with this kinda late. My almost 2-year old Nexus 5 has a 4.95” 1920×1080 display (445 ppi). Makes no sense that they claim, their screens are the best..

    • 9to5Slavery

      Quality is good. Much better

      • Benedict

        Which quality?

      • Mike

        The panel quality on the iPhone 6 display is better than the one on the Nexus 5. Although with the iPhone 6, Apple is essentially using the same type of panel HTC used on the first version of the HTC One M7 (or even some version of the One X) which came out circa 2012-2013. That’s one of the downside to selling tens of millions of iPhones: the technology of certain components have to reach a level of maturity that high yield/production consistency is reached.

      • Benedict

        What’s the scale of the quality you are talking about. My scale is the resolution and the density and perhaps the maximum brightness though this will never bee used in most scenarios. So I don’t get your point since both panels are from LG and the Nexus one has a higher density. Moreover you can’t compare a 2 year old panel with a newer one. The point is that other phones have higher resolutions already and Apple just uses cheap components from different manufactures to bring up the profit per unit. If you want to compare anything, then put it aside a new panel with QHD or something. The conclusion is the same.

      • Benjamin J Schwartz

        If pixel density and resolution are all you think matters in a display, I suggest you take a look at these $400 4k monitors made with TN panels. Then tell me those are only factors that matter.

  • Mike

    “Apple does not change the screen resolution of iOS devices quite as often as its Android competitors do. For years, iPhones were stuck with four-inch 320-by-480 screens before Apple introduced the Retina moniker with the iPhone 4, which was unveiled in 2010 with a screen resolution of 640-by-960 pixels.”

    That’s less than 3 years- the 1st iPhone, iPhone 3G and 3GS- during which the 320*480 pixel display was used. And it was a 3.5″ display (remember Steve Jobs calling the 3.5″ display the perfect size).”For years” makes it sound like an eternity.

    It was with the 5 that Apple moved to a 16:9 ratio display (the 320*480 is a 3:2). 16:9 essentially added another 176p to the 960p and at the same time adding another ½” to the screen size making it a 4″.

    • whoeverwhenever

      Exactly. This article is false unless apple got a tremendous discount on screens.

  • f1ght3r

    Rose gold? Naahh I want Black & Gold. C’mon Apple make it happen!

  • Cristian B

    I knew I should’ve waited for the 6S 🙁

  • n0ahcruz3

    click bait, we all know apple wont release a higher resolution screen. jk maybe they will lol any significant upgrades are welcome.

  • MrJohnBlaze

    I would gladly pay for an apple made vr headset this would be the only reason to bring up the pixel density

  • @dongiuj

    “To the untrained eye”
    Well that’s the majority of its users right there and I would guess a majority of the people here including me, isn’t it?

  • Thinner + Higher Res Screen…maybe on the 6s+, on the 6, that’s already a wall hugger, no need to improve on that “feature”.

    • Kurt

      What phone are you using these days? I’m assuming you didn’t downgrade to an iPhone?

      • Been using a 64GB OnePlus One for the past 9 months now (first Android SmartPhone), so far, all has been well with the hardware and software.

  • ck125

    Ah yes so battery will be even worse than it already is…