1080p Support in 4S, but not on iPad 2

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  1. Galatian macrumors 6502

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    Apple states the following on their website:

    H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats

    This is for the iPhone 4S

    Now it (supposedly) uses the same A5 processor like the iPad 2, so why does the iPhone 4S play Full-HD movies but the iPad 2 does not?
    Is it a new feature on iOS 5?
     
  2. Chaos123x macrumors 68000

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Screen resolution.
     
  3. mcdj macrumors 604

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    Because the iPad 2 came out before the iPhone 4S.

    Because they want to sell you an iPad 3.

    Because that's what companies do.
     
  4. kicko macrumors 65816

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    that would be ok if they just admit that but the fact that they say the "performance" wasn't up to satisfaction is plain BS.

    and the world knows it
     
  5. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    You're joking right?

    OP, they're probably just advertising that it can play 1080p because of the new camera, which records in 1080p. Since the iPad 2 can't record that resolution, they didn't want to put it there.
     
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  7. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    I sure hope that's true. I guess we'll find out next weekend.
     
  8. sinsin07 macrumors 68030

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    OK. Let's say it's plain BS. What are you, kicko, going to do about it? Give ol' Apple a kicko by not buying their products if this omission is such a stickler for you.
     
  9. Tech Elementz macrumors 6502

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    Probably the best guess I've seen. Makes sense...

    I assume the iPad's camera would go up to 1080P HD next year....
     
  10. Galatian thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok just figured it out from several threats I read...Obviously the 1080p playback gets "turned on" with iOS 5 so technically it should work on the iPad 2 as well...

    It was just important for me to know so that I know on which resolution I should rip my blu rays.
     
  11. iBram15 macrumors member

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    Hope you're right!
    So can you watch 1080p movies then?
     
  12. andylyon macrumors 6502a

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    I heard the 4S only has 512MB of RAM, hence they didn't mention it at the keynote.
     
  13. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    No one knows how much RAM the 4S has. I suspect we will find out soon after the phone is released.
     
  14. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Nothing to do with chip, or RAM.

    It's the new camera, plain and simple.
     
  15. MadGoat macrumors 65816

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    New camera is not indicative of playback resolution. Plain and simple.
     
  16. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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    The iPhone can record 1080p video, and obviously play it back too.

    The iPad 2 can record 720p video, but with ios5 it supports playback upto 1080p.

    No idea what people in this thread are confus about?

    I mean, unless your watching this stuff on a big telly, 1080p is completely wasted on both devices.
     
  17. Galatian thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's the entire point of my question. I understand that the iPad itself is short of even displaying 720p video on it's on screen, but it can (possibly) output via via adapter to 1080p and maybe sometime even with airplay once the aTV get's an update...No need to rerip my Blurays every time Apple decides to bring a new revision out...
     

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