Steve Jobs' claim that iPhone 4's display has a pixel density higher than what the human eye can resolve has triggered a huge debate. Industry experts have now been mulling over whether or not the iPhone 4 screen deserves to be called "retina display".
Dr. Raymond Soneira, the founder of DisplayMate Technologies has called Jobs' claims overly exaggerated. However, in a recent article on the Discover Magazine, Phil Plait, an astronomer who calibrates the cameras of Hubble Space telescope, has defended Steve Jobs noting that the argument holds true for a large majority of people who do not have a perfect vision.
The argument over the iPhone's retina display has overshadowed one of the most significant improvements incorporated on a smartphone. Apple engineers have packed close to four times more pixels in the new iPhone 4 display compared to iPhone 3GS. Samsung has also conceded that the retina display on iPhone 4 is marginally better than the Super AMOLED screen on Samsung Galaxy S.
Now, new high resolution pictures of iPhone 4 published by prominent Silicon Valley blogger, Robert Scoble seem to confirm these claims. Scoble has said that the close-up shots of the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS display screens were taken using his Canon 5D MK II. These high resolution pictures clearly show how sharp the iPhone 4's screen is compared to iPhone 3GS without needing to go into the technical details.
Scoble points out that the high resolution on the new iPhone 4 makes it possible for users to read text without actually having to actually zoom in. You can compare the full resolution pictures of iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS by clicking on these following links:
Also checkout the video of the new iPhone 4 display and let us know what you think.
According to Robert Scoble, iPhone 4's display is the best smartphone display “by far”. We think it's gorgeous and can't wait to get our hands on it.