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The official YouTube client for iOS received support for a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels

Google has released a new version of the YouTube app for devices running iOS. The main innovation in it was the support super fine resolution 1440p. Up to this point YouTube client for iPhone and iPad lost video quality from 144p up to 1080p.

For a long time the resolution of YouTube videos played on iPhone with display size 4 or 4.7 inch, it is limited to 720p. It was understandable because it was consistent with the resolution of the mentioned screens. But now the situation has changed: the YouTube on iPhone 7, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6 supports a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, and the 4-inch iPhone 5s and iPhone SE – 1920 x 1080 pixels.

In order to change the image resolution, please click on the button with the three dots and select “Quality”.

It is clear that the iPhone didn’t begin to fit more pixels, but the increase in resolution has improved the picture quality. Note that it is achieved by increasing the amount of data transmitted wirelessly, so in cases when you have to pay for the bandwidth, the user can, as before, to prefer the lower resolution.

The resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels will be in demand among owners of iPad and iPad mini with Retina display. These devices display has a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels.

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