I noticed the apple guidelines mentions that app icons are 120x120 but when I go to something like photoshop or fireworks to see how that looks like, it looks much bigger than that. Anyone know why?


It probably has to do with the pixel density on the iPhone or other smartphone screens. iPhone 6 Plus has 401 pixels per inch, it is probably 4 times the density on your computer monitor. In other words, 120 pixels will be a tad over an inch on your computer monitor but will be about 0.3" on the iPhone display.

  • So when designing icons on something such as photoshop,fireworks,etc what size should we be designing the icons then? Mar 18 '16 at 16:24
  • There are guidelines I'm sure for Googling. I would search for something like "design guidelines for retina display iphones" and see what comes up.
    – user45605
    Mar 18 '16 at 19:13

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