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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?

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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? – Ralphunreal 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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