The screen resolution of Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6 have been uncovered in the files of iOS 8 Beta 6.
According to 9to5mac, in the iOS 8 Beta 6’s “Springboard” (the iPhone’s Home screen) application, one of the files indicates that the iOS 8 beta is optimized for an iPhone with resolution 414 x 736.
As the iOS 8 Beta 6 parses hardware resolutions via “point values,” the numbers above could potentially be double or triple their current value.
After doing some numbers crunching, looking into hardware limitations, and taking into account the fact that iPhone production has already began, 9to5mac concludes that it is more like that the resolution of the iPhone 6 is 828 x 1472, which is a figure double rather than triple the value found in the iOS 8 Beta 6 file.
Apple are still due to release a final version of the iOS 8 beta, the iOS 8 GM, which will be the final beta unless any serious problems surface.
Given that Apple is most likely announcing the iPhone 6 on September 9, and that the Cupertino company usually releases its latest iOS version two days before the launch of its latest flagship smartphone, the iOS 8 GM should be expected sometime in early September.
iOS 8 is compatible for the iPhone 5S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch fifth-gen, iPad 2, iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina Display, iPad Mini, iPad 4, and iPad 3.