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Old May 31, 2012, 01:58 PM   #1
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Taller Next-Generation iPhone Front Panel Caught on Video




Over the past few days, several leaks have surfaced showing an alleged front panel for the next-generation iPhone and a design schematic for what appears to be the same part.

Japanese blog Mac Otakara has now gotten its hands on one of those front panel parts and posted photos and a video comparing it to the current iPhone design. As has been shown by leaks so far, the next-generation iPhone would be somewhat taller than the current model, with estimates putting the difference in height at roughly 10 mm.

Roughly in line with the design schematic leaked yesterday, Mac Otakara measures the display opening at 10.33 cm (4.07 in) diagonally, allowing a 4-inch display as has been rumored to fit within the opening.


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Old May 31, 2012, 01:59 PM   #2
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Like it or not, fragmentation of the displays has begun.

edit: why so many negative votes? There's a huge difference between simply doubling the resolution in both width and height and completely changing the aspect ratio. It doesn't matter much for apps like an address book but it's going to be annoying to code for a third device with some kinds of apps like games. iPhone and iPhone Retina at 3:2, iPad and iPad@2x at 4:3, iPhone 5@2x at 16:9... if that's not fragmentation I don't know what is.

Thinking "it's not as bad as Android" is no excuse, it's fragmentation anyway.

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Old May 31, 2012, 01:59 PM   #3
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I'm quite interested to see how they pull off integrating apps of the old aspect ratio with this new ratio. I think I would have preferred the same ratio, only larger, so I get a larger keyboard in portrait mode (how I use my phone for typing).
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Old May 31, 2012, 02:00 PM   #4
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Old May 31, 2012, 02:00 PM   #6
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Taller? Noo! I want it wider too!
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Old May 31, 2012, 02:00 PM   #7
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Like it or not, fragmentation of the displays has begun.
Which seems strange after Tim Cook specifically mentioned "One Phone, one resolution" the other day...
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Old May 31, 2012, 02:01 PM   #8
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I wonder how SJ would feel about this.. Hell, I'm now even sure how I feel about this..
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Old May 31, 2012, 02:01 PM   #9
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Is there much benefit to only changing the screen size in one dimension?
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Old May 31, 2012, 02:01 PM   #10
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Old May 31, 2012, 02:01 PM   #11
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Never before have we had their many "leaks" so early with video and non-blurry pictures of a new iProduct
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Crap! 4.07", i won't buy it unless it's at least 4.08" size. (sarcasm)
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It's going to be a long four months if this thing doesn't come out until October.
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Taller? Noo! I want it wider too!
That's what she said...
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Old May 31, 2012, 02:02 PM   #16
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I'm quite interested to see how they pull off integrating apps of the old aspect ratio with this new ratio. I think I would have preferred the same ratio, only larger, so I get a larger keyboard in portrait mode (how I use my phone for typing).
It just means more vertical screen real estate, really. Same horizontal resolution. Existing apps will work fine, maybe with small black bars top and bottom.
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Old May 31, 2012, 02:02 PM   #18
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The black looks aesthetically sleeker now that it's taller; The back of the iPhone has me worried a tad, but part of me knows that Apple will conjure up a beauty nevertheless.
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Is there much benefit to only changing the screen size in one dimension?
redesigning non-game apps is probably easier... as most already adjust somewhat vertically, and also tend to use infinite scroll.

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Old May 31, 2012, 02:03 PM   #20
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I really was hoping for a wider phone not taller. hopefully these are just some old protos to throw us off of the real iphone 4SS/5/6
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Old May 31, 2012, 02:03 PM   #21
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So we've got a new resolution and new aspect ratio with a cramped landscape mode.

But guys, it's 4"!
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16x9

Does this make it 16 x 9 dimensions? Too lazy to look it up...
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So we've got a new resolution and new aspect ratio with a cramped landscape mode.

But guys, it's 4"!
Not really sure how it's cramped if the horizonal resolution and real estate is identical. It's the existing screen, plus some.
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Does this make it 16 x 9 dimensions? Too lazy to look it up...
I think so. This would also remove the black bars from the top and bottom.
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