There is a consensus between all rumor sources that the iPhone Apple launches this year is going to have a larger display. In fact that company is expected to launch two new models with larger displays, a 4.7-inch and a 5.5-inch model to be precise. Obviously nothing is known for sure right now but seeing as how the community thrives on this, the rumors just keep coming in. The latest claims to bring us the precise iPhone 6 display resolution.
It is claimed that “at least one next-generation model” has this 1,704×960 pixel resolution display. This would undoubtedly be Apple’s answer to the full 1080p HD displays found in a plethora of its rivals. The current iPhones have a 1,136×640 pixel resolution display. One can argue that Apple is late to this party given the fact that its rivals are already pushing it to 2K.
Since iOS 8 isn’t expected to bring any major user interface changes the resolution bump would simply make icons larger and sharper system-wide. Some third-party apps might not look so good at first. This was previously witnessed when the transition to Retina displays was made. Developers would have to deliver timely updates to ensure that apps look spick and span on the new iPhone’s larger and higher resolution display.
It is not known for sure if Apple will debut both new iPhones at once. Recent rumors suggest that the 5.5-inch model might come later, with the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 being released a bit earlier than the usual September timeframe. At first it was also believed that an iPhone may be unveiled at WWDC 2014 but the odds of that happening are very low.