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If anyone on the planet can put together a decent theory regarding an Apple product, it’s John Gruber. In this case, Gruber has taken a look at two products — the dual iPhones we’re expecting to see next month — and worked up what he believes will be the display resolutions for those phones.

apple-logo-300x180Working off of the assumption that the two phones will be 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches, Gruber believes that the resolutions will come in at 1334 x 750 and 2208 x 1242, respectively. That would put the 4.7-inch model at a pixel density of 326 PPI and the 5.5-inch version at an outrageous 461 PPI.

For some perspective, the current iPhone 5s is hitting 326 PPI. So the 4.7-inch iPhone would add just enough pixels to maintain that “Retina” level of pixel density, while its larger brother would go above and beyond, almost into a territory where consumers might not notice the improvement enough to appreciate it.

A surprising amount of legwork went into the above calculations — it’s not like Gruber just pulled those figures out of the air — and it’s worth reading the source post just so you can appreciate that fact. I couldn’t possibly summarize it all, nor would I want to. So go check it out.

We’re not far from the September 9 event that Apple has planned, and it’s at that event that we’re expecting to meet these next-generation iPhones. Larger iPhones (iPhablets, if you will) have been on the wish lists of many for a long time. If John’s predictions hold up, Apple fans won’t have to wish for much longer.

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