Taller Next-Generation iPhone Front Panel Caught on Video

Discussion in 'MacRumors.com News Discussion' started by MacRumors, May 31, 2012.

  1. macrumors bot

    MacRumors

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2001
    #1
    [​IMG]


    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.

    [​IMG]
    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.

    [​IMG]

    Article Link: Taller Next-Generation iPhone Front Panel Caught on Video
     
  2. Yvan256, May 31, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2012

    macrumors 601

    Yvan256

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2004
    Location:
    Canada
    #2
    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.
     
  3. macrumors 65816

    lifeinhd

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2008
    Location:
    127.0.0.1
    #3
    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).
     
  4. macrumors 6502

    Mortalias

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2011
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    #4
    Holy that's a nice screen size Batman :eek:
     
  5. macrumors 68030

    BvizioN

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2012
    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    #5
    It has to be the new iPhone's rumors day
     
  6. macrumors 68040

    Dr McKay

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2010
    Location:
    Kirkland
    #6
    Taller? Noo! I want it wider too!
     
  7. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2010
    #7
    Which seems strange after Tim Cook specifically mentioned "One Phone, one resolution" the other day...
     
  8. macrumors 65816

    HiDEF

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    Location:
    Miami, FL
    #8
    I wonder how SJ would feel about this.. Hell, I'm now even sure how I feel about this.. :(
     
  9. macrumors 65816

    Sedulous

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2002
    #9
    Is there much benefit to only changing the screen size in one dimension?
     
  10. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2010
    #10
    What's the circle next to the FaceTime camera?
     
  11. macrumors regular

    AppleMactablet

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2010
    #11
    Never before have we had their many "leaks" so early with video and non-blurry pictures of a new iProduct
     
  12. macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2007
    #12
    Crap! 4.07", i won't buy it unless it's at least 4.08" size. (sarcasm)
     
  13. macrumors 68030

    basesloaded190

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2007
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    #13
    It's going to be a long four months if this thing doesn't come out until October.
     
  14. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2010
    #14
    generic 'steve jobs would not have wanted this' comment
     
  15. macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2007
    #15
    That's what she said...
     
  16. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2010
    #16
    This is happening. :apple:
     
  17. macrumors 601

    gloss

    Joined:
    May 9, 2006
    Location:
    around/about
    #17
    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.
     
  18. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2012
    Location:
    Austin, Texas
    #18
    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.
     
  19. arn
    macrumors god

    arn

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2001
    #19
    redesigning non-game apps is probably easier... as most already adjust somewhat vertically, and also tend to use infinite scroll.

    arn
     
  20. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2010
    #20
    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
     
  21. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2008
    #21
    So we've got a new resolution and new aspect ratio with a cramped landscape mode.

    But guys, it's 4"!
     
  22. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2007
    #22
    16x9

    Does this make it 16 x 9 dimensions? Too lazy to look it up...
     
  23. macrumors 601

    gloss

    Joined:
    May 9, 2006
    Location:
    around/about
    #23
    Not really sure how it's cramped if the horizonal resolution and real estate is identical. It's the existing screen, plus some.
     
  24. macrumors P6

    Peace

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2005
    Location:
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    #24
    I think so. This would also remove the black bars from the top and bottom.
     
  25. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2009
    #25
    I want a seven incher. What? What did I say?
     

Share This Page