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Solid source claims to reveal exact resolution of iPhone 6 display

Published May 14th, 2014 10:04AM EDT
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Apple is all but confirmed to be launching two new iPhone models in 2014. The first will reportedly be an iPhone 6 with a new 4.7-inch display and the second is expected to be a larger iPhone phablet with a 5.5-inch screen. A few reports from solid sources have suggested as much, but the deal was seemingly sealed in early April when KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo issued his note on the matter. Interestingly, however, it looks like one of the key details Kuo reported was incorrect.

According to Kuo, who is easily among the best in the business when it comes to reporting accurate information about unreleased Apple products, Apple’s iPhone 6 was expected to feature a 4.7-inch display with 1,334 x 750-pixel resolution. While the pixel density on that panel would fall well short of the full HD screens on most modern flagship smartphones, it would come close to matching Apple’s current iPhone 5s, 5c and 5 models.

Now, however, another source with a solid track record says Kuo’s note was probably wrong.

9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman reports that Apple’s next-generation iPhone 6 will likely feature a resolution of 1,704 x 960 pixels. He says an iPhone 6 with this exact resolution is currently in testing, though he stops short of guaranteeing that it will launch with this panel.

With the iPhone 6’s September debut fast approaching though, it seems unlikely that Apple would still be testing hardware with a display that isn’t final.

Apple’s next-generation iPhone 6 is expected to feature a huge redesign with rounder edges and a thinner case. The phone will also reportedly feature a new Apple A8 processor and NFC.

Want to know what the iPhone 6 will look like? Be sure to check out iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 5s: New leak gives us a better look at huge redesign.

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