A new report claims that Apple will introduce a 389 pixels per inch "Ultra Retina" display when it launches the iPhone 6 later this year. It will also be the thinnest iPhone at 5.59mm thick.
When Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone 4 in 2010, the smartphone introduced Apple's iconic Retina display technology. The display had a resolution of 960 x 640 and a pixel density of 326 pixels per inch (ppi), which Jobs claimed was higher than what a human's retina could distinguish at an average distance. Apple's Retina display is beginning to show its age, especially when compared to Android smartphones that ship with 1920 x 1080 Full HD displays. A new report claims Apple will introduce an "Ultra Retina" display when it announces the iPhone 6 in the fall.
The news comes from a reliable source, Sonny Dickson, who accurately reported details regarding the iPhone 5s before it was officially launched. The tipster claims that the iPhone 6 will use an "Ultra-Retina" display that will have a pixel density of 389 pixels per inch (ppi). There was no mention of how large the display will be or what its exact resolution will be, although many rumors claim the iPhone 6 will ship with a 4.7-inch bezel-less display
Dickson also posted that the iPhone 6 will use a new 64-bit Apple A8 processor that will have a clock speed of 2.6GHz, which is considerably faster than the A7's 1.3GHz speed. It's very likely that Apple will also use an upgraded M8 motion coprocessor that will be much more accurate than the M7 processor in the iPhone 5s.
Since the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s use an almost identical design, Apple will introduce a major redesign when it unveils the iPhone 6. The tipster claims that the smartphone will be ultra thin, coming in at only 5.59mm compared to the iPhone 5s' 7.6mm.
Previous reports have also claimed that the iPhone 6 will pack in a larger 8-megapixel camera sensor with an aperture size of f/2.0, which improves on the iPhone 5s' aperture of f/2.2. The iPhone 6's camera will reportedly include enhanced optical image stabilization (OIS) and will use a CMOS sensor built by Sony.
We always have to stress to take these kind of reports with a huge grain of salt, especially when it comes to predicting unannounced Apple devices.