Last week, Steve Jobs unveiled the forthcoming iPhone 4 at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Among the most praised features of the new smartphone is its new “retina display,” but how good does the iPhone 4’s screen really look?
At 326 pixels per inch, the pixel density of the iPhone 4 is four times that of the iPhone 3. Jobs claimed at the conference that the resolution surpassed that of the unaided human eye, which cannot differentiate detail past 300 pixels per inch; Wired revealed later, however, that this claim was false.
According to blogger Robert Scoble, it’s the best smartphone display “by far.” This morning, he posted a high-resolution photograph and video of the new iPhone; see below for close-ups. The video is particularly telling.
[img credit: Robert Scoble]