The iPhone 7 has not yet gone on sale, and analysts from research firm UBI Research already discussing what will be the flagship iPhone 9. If Apple goes for a one-year refresh cycle for smartphones, the device will be released in 2018 – a year after the release of the iPhone 8.
According to the UBI Research, Apple plans to equip the iPhone 9 AMOLED display with a resolution of 4K UHD. It is alleged that “Apple” devices of new generation will be “sharpened” under the virtual reality, for which they display panels will have a pixel density of 800 ppi. It is necessary for the virtual reality helmet, which is prepared in the bowels of Cupertino.
Since the market introduction of the first iPhone in 2007, the diagonal devices of this line increased from 3.5 to 5.5 inches. The resolution has increased several times with 320 ×480 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels. But, it seems that in the future Apple is not going to stop there and plans to increase the screen resolution of the iPhone, making them more suitable for virtual reality.
Earlier this year Apple was granted a patent for its own VR device which uses iPhone as the display. By and large, we are talking about virtual reality glasses similar to Samsung Gear VR, but in a more compact form factor. The user can view a three-dimensional image that is displayed on the smartphone screen, placed in the device. Display with a resolution of 4K UHD in the iPhone will allow you to reach a new level of picture quality in applications of virtual reality.
Can you believe the predictions for such a long period of time? In UBI Research argue that data is based not only on their own speculation, but sources in the company Samsung, which will be responsible for the production of screens for the new iPhone. It is reported that the Korean manufacturer is already appropriate arrangements with Apple.