As time goes on and evidence continues to mount, it’s looking very likely that Apple will release two larger iPhones later on this year; one with a 4.7-inch display and a further model with a 5.5-inch panel. From what we’ve heard, Apple will also up the resolution, bringing better pixel density to both, and given the increased real estate, everything will appear noticeably larger. Now, a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 dummy has been mocked up to give us an indication of what iOS might look like when running on the rumored device, and you can check it running side-by-side with an iPhone 5s right after the break!
9to5Mac‘s Dom Esposito has worked a little editing magic to showcase how iOS may look when blown up and superimposed on the larger, potentially sharper display of the iPhone 6, and even though it’s just a mockup, it does offer a potential glimpse into the next generation of Apple’s iconic smartphone.
According to a previous report, both new iPhones will be treated to a 960×1704 resolution display, which, on the smaller, 4.7-inch variant, offers a whopping 416 ppi. The trade-off for the consumer in going for the larger 5.5-inch model will perhaps be in the fact that it will offer only 356 ppi if these current reports are to believed, but given how this is still comfortably ahead of the iPhone 5s in terms of sharpness, it’s unlikely that users will be able to discern much between them.
For the most part, it is believed that apps and UI elements won’t be dramatically adjusted to suit the larger displays on offer. With the iPad version of iOS, for example, most apps are shuffled around and generally more comfortable to navigate than on the smaller screen. But while the likes of Apple’s Safari browser may be tweaked here and there to make the most of the additional room, we’re unlikely to be getting an iPad-like overhaul for the time being.
Thus, Esposito’s mock-up could be right on the money, and if you’re desperate to see what your shiny new iPhone 6 may look like when you’ve unboxed it later on this year, check out the video below.
As well as packing a larger display, the iPhone 6 is expected to include an improved A8 processor, better camera and of course, iOS 8. Stay tuned for more info as it arrives!
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