The iPhone 6 is expected to sport a larger 4.7 or 5.5-inch display, but not much has been said about its potential resolution–until now. According to a new report, Apple is currently testing a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 with a 1704 x 960 resolution screen, a significant increase from the iPhone 5s’ 4-inch, 1136 x 640 panel. That would push the handset’s pixel density up to an impressive 416 pixels per inch.
The report, which comes from 9to5Mac, says that the 4.7-inch handset is only one of several testbeds that Apple is currently using. This information does match up with the 16:9 screen ratio Cupertino has stuck with since the original iPhone.
With its larger, higher resolution display, the iPhone 6 would not only offer sharper images and videos, there would be more apps on your home screen. iPhone 6 owners would also be able to see more of websites and more messages in the mail app without having to scroll down.
App developers, however, would likely have to optimize their software for the new display. If an app isn’t optimized to run on the iPhone 6’s higher resolution screen it may appear blocky or blurry. Apple would likely find a way to make apps scale while developers optimized their wares for the new device.
Apple is reportedly prepping another iPhone 6 model with a a 5.5-inch display, which we’re presuming would have a similar 1704 x 960-pixel resolution. The 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3, by comparison, has a high resolution 1920 x 1080-pixel screen.
Other rumored iPhone 6 features include a faster A8 processor, an enhanced 10-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization and a beefier battery. The device may also include NFC, which could be used for mobile payments in tandem with the Touch ID sensor.