High res display rumoured for iPhone 7

Apple iPhone SEApple’s next iPhone could pack more pixels into its display than any of its predecessors, according to industry sources cited by PhoneArena.

At the moment, the iPhone 6S has a 750×1334 screen resolution, with the larger iPhone 6S Plus packing a full HD 1080×1920 pixel count. Now insiders claim that the smallest iPhone 7 will adopt this 1080p resolution, while the iPhone 7 Plus will get a boost to 1440×2560, otherwise known as 2K.

Ever since the introduction of the Retina Display on the iPhone 4 back in 2010, Apple has been known for endowing its devices with crisp, clear screen technology. But in recent years it has fallen behind rivals like Samsung and Sony, which have embraced 2K and even 4K displays for their flagship devices.

Of course, experts have argued about the benefits of increasing the screen resolution beyond 1080p for some time, with questions over the diminishing returns that adding more pixels can offer. And the additional power drain and pressure on the processor that a higher resolution can cause might be reason enough for Apple mobile phone fans to be sceptical about whether or not this is a change for the better.