Apple iPhone 6 Boasts 4K Video Playback Capabilities; May Lead the Way for A8 Chip to Find its Place in Apple TVs

November 26, 2014, By Alex Badinici

Apple iPhones may have had quite a lag in packing Full HD display, but not in coming up with the 4K resolution. Recent testing reveals that iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are capable of playing 4K videos with the powerful A8 processor.

The testing was carried out by developers of the app WALTR and was reported by Tuaw. WALTR is an app that lets MKV and FLV videos upload to iPhone from Macs. And it was in their recent test that the hidden powers got revealed.

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were revealed to have been packed with features of capturing 4K videos using the right apps. It’s interesting to note that the feature is supported by displays that  pack a resolution of 1334×750 and 1920×1080 in iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus respectively.

iPhone 6 Screenshot

It is unclear why Apple hasn’t announced the feature yet, which in fact could have even found space in their keynote announcements. Perhaps it’s because storage requirements may hinder video playback — the 16 GB variant may not be able to adequately store 4K videos.

Nevertheless, the powers revealed may find its place in their range of devices to let the 4K videos run flawlessly. One such gadget is the Apple TV. If A8 chips find their way into Apple TV, that could surely open up greater orientation towards Ultra HD resolutions.

Apple’s intentions were evident with their recent launch of Retina 5K iMac and they wouldn’t mind unlocking the A8 SoC capabilities to bolster the same.

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