How to detect if iPhone has retina display or not?

How can I detect if an iPhone has a retina display or not? Is there a reliable way? Either pure PHP or preferably Zend Framework way of doing this.


You must consider the fact that you are trying to get client side information on the server side.

It would seem that you are unable to detect the display with pure PHP or Zend framework.

It furthermore seems like the UserAgent information from the client, that you might access from PHP is based upon the OS, not the hardware, and thusly does not help you.

You might be interested in reading the following article which much more eloquently and thoroughly explains the issues.

Good luck!

i figure it out by this

var retina = window.devicePixelRatio > 1;

if (retina)
    // the user has a retina display
    // the user has a non-retina display

Javascript: window.devicePixelRatio

I guess as simple thing as display width detection would be sufficient for such a task, retina display packs so many pixels in the width, that simple check will immediately tell you if its an ordinary display or retina display. PHP does not have such a capability out of a box, but Javascript does.

Here is how :

<script language="Javascript">     
document.write('<br>your resolution is' + screen.width + 'x' + screen.height)     

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