Ten years ago, the original iPhone’s 3.5-inch touchscreen with 480 x 320 resolution was considered large, spacious, and high-resolution.
A decade later and the iPhone X‘s “Super Retina display” has so many pixels you could fit 14 of the original iPhone’s home screens onto its single OLED screen. How’s that for mind-blowing?
The iPhone X has the largest and highest resolution on any iPhone. Its screen measures 5.8-inches (diagonally) and while not perfectly full (#notchlife), the pixels are still tightly packed from corner-to-corner with a 2,436 x 1,125 resolution at 458 ppi.
In comparison, the original iPhone only had a measly 163 ppi (state-of-the-art at the time, but garbage by today’s standards).
Here’s how the original iPhone’s 3.5-inch screen compares to the iPhone X’s 5.8-inch display:
And here’s all the original home screens that would fit on the iPhone X:
This is what a decade of technology 3.5-inch touchscreen with 480 x 320 resolution was considered large, spacious, and high-resol.
Still, all of this innovation makes you wonder what the iPhone’s screen will look like in 2027. How large will it be? Will we have holograms floating out of the display? iPhones with foldable screens? It hurts just thinking about the world in 10 years, but it’s really exciting at the same time.