1080p?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Blorzoga, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

    Blorzoga

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    Why do people constantly refer to the plus as having 1080p? The phone has 1080 pixels across, but the term 1080p refers to televisions and the way they refresh. 1080p (p as in progressive) vs. 1080i (i as in interlaced). The iPhone 5 and all iPhones since shoot 1080p video.
     
  2. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

    Hal~9000

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    Because people aren't that OCD and are used to saying 720p or 1080p for screen resolutions.
     
  3. Zwhaler macrumors 604

    Zwhaler

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    Yes, the p in 1080p means progressive, but since the phone is running the os at progressive refresh rates doesn't that still make it 1080p? Apple wants us to say Retina HD. If we don't say 1080p we could say 1080, it's just more common to refer to 1920x1080 or 1080x1920 as 1080p I guess.
     
  4. MichaelWR90 macrumors member

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    Care to tutor us more in the 'electronic phone/mobile field?'
     
  5. Blorzoga thread starter macrumors 68030

    Blorzoga

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    Care to take a long walk on a short pier?
     
  6. ChubZ macrumors regular

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    Because it's layman's term for people that don't know what actual resolutions are.
     

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