HomePod firmware digging affirms ‘iPhone 8’ will have 5.15″ display area with 2436×1125 resolution

HomePod firmware digging affirms ‘iPhone 8’ will have 5.15″ display area with 2436×1125 resolution



 

Apple’s anticipated “iPhone 8” will pack more pixels than ever into a screen size slightly smaller than the iPhone 7 Plus, the latest details culled from Apple’s own HomePod firmware reveal.

In the latest tidbit extracted from the software by developer Steven Troughton-Smith, it was discovered that the so-called “iPhone 8” will feature a three-times resolution screen at 2,436 by 1,125 pixels. That’s a higher pixel count, and greater pixel density, than the 5.5-inch iPhone Plus series, which has a 1,920 by 1,080 resolution.

The resolution found in the firmware exactly matches the number reported in February by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities. Specifically, he said the handset, which some have taken to calling an “iPhone Pro,” will boast a 5.15-inch display area.

But Kuo also said that the physical edge-to-edge OLED screen will include a separate “function area,” bringing the total screen size to 5.8 inches.

Troughton-Smith’s findings would suggest that apps will utilize the 5.15-inch display area. It is unclear what the function area, which will occupy the bottom of the display where the home button used to reside, will display.

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It’s expected that the flagship iPhone will sport a virtual home button, replacing the physical button that has been on every iPhone to date. Some have seen the virtual home button being a part of a Touch Bar for iPhone, bringing over one of the defining features of the new MacBook Pro.

At 5.8 inches combined, the “iPhone 8” function area and display area will…



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