Last week we got what appeared to be a pretty genuine peek at the much-discussed Apple iPhone 6, courtesy of Taiwanese singer, actor and professional race car driver, Jimmy “Dreamer” Lin. Who else?
For what it’s worth, voices out east - Hong Kong "Apple employees", we're told - are screaming that that was in fact the real deal, and furthermore throwing in the notion of a QHD display. What the…?
We’ve been focusing so much on the sizes of the iPhone 6, that no one really stopped to question the resolution – beyond the obvious assumption that it’d be higher than the relatively paltry 640 x 1136 setup on the current iPhone 5s.
It’s not clear if the QHD iPhone 6 claims pertain to the 4.7in model, the 5.5in beast, or both. Indeed, things are very much up in the air as far as the iPhone 6 goes.
At one point the consensus was that the iPhone 6 would drop in both 4.7in and 5.5in guises, but most rumours of late have detailed the smaller guy, giving credence to the notion of the larger model following at a later date – or simply not existing at all.
Firing up the old DPI/PPI calculator, a 4.7in QHD iPhone 6 would yield a frankly astonishing 624PPI. Really?
Hmm, we can accept the notion of Lin holding a genuine prototype (he’s been ahead of the game before, where Apple is concerned), but this QHD iPhone 6 claim demands a fairly generous amount of salt, we reckon.