Apple has been gearing up for the release of the iPhone 6 including a larger or phablet version of the device. Although there have been countless tips or leads about the big screen, the final dimensions and resolution have yet to be revealed. There are industry experts and watchers expecting the iPhone 6 to fall short of the HD prediction. According to recent information, people may have to come into terms with a 1704 x 960 display instead.
According to a report by 9to5Mac, a number of industry watchers think that Apple may stretch the interface of the iPhone software but it may stick with the iPhone 5's resolution at 1136 x 640. This move will ensure that App Store apps and iOS software can function properly and make a successful transition to the iPhone 6. This also lessens the work for developers for the meantime. One disadvantage is that the display of the iPhone 6 will suffer. People cannot expect a Retina-like resolution.
The company did a similar thing back in 2010 and in 2012 when making the transition to the Retina display of the iPhone 4 and the taller screen of the iPhone 5s. Apple has been working on major changes in the resolution for the iPhone 6. However, this will require work both from the developers and the company. It is not clear what Apple's final offer will be.
9to5Mac also reported that as part of Apple's move to introduce significant changes to the screen of the iPhone will require the company to scale the upcoming display using a pixel-tripling (3X) mode. This means the tech giant will triple the "base resolution" of the screen for both directions. That is, three times of 568 x 320.
According to a report by TIME, the changes and decision by Apple regarding the screen of the iPhone 6 because until the company works out the code to make sure everything looks great on larger display, Apple will have to make sure the apps stay presentable. It will take some time for developers to optimize the apps for the new screen.