CNET France: iPhone 5 has a 4.3 QHD screen

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  1. Spectrum Abuser macrumors 65816

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    Just another rumor from 'inside' sources that everyone claims to have these days.
     
  2. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

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    Woah, I want a bigger screen but 4.3? I mean I guess I'd just have to see it. I hope the phone itself isn't too much bigger. Of course, this is only a rumor.
     
  3. eaglesteve macrumors 6502

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    The rumours re screen size does not make sense. How can you get bigger screen at the same time remove 100 pixel from the width and still call it QHD at 256 dpi? More credible to retain 960x640 screen so that the applications need not be reworked.
     
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    I sure hope the iPhone 5 doesn't have 4G speeds (but it most likely does).
    I can't afford $30+ for data :(

    I want a $15 data plan like i have with 3G speeds now
     
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    Sorry to be the ass on an online forum, but if you can't afford the higher LTE data plans then don't get the phone. No one is forcing you.
     
  6. troop231 macrumors 603

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    This rumor makes no sense due to the fact we would lose 100 pixels in width on the screen.. :rolleyes:
     
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    Apple finally decides to "Think EVO"? :eek:

    About friggin time!
     
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    what the.

    so its going from 960 x 640 retina display to 960 x 540 qHD?

    thats a step backwards. and at 4.3 inch? ppi will be horrible
     
  9. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    Lol, how does it make sense that they would lower the resolution?
     
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    More like they shouldn't force us to buy a plan i won't use.
    Before you know it, people will be paying $120 a month for basic phone plan.
     
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    i still don't buy this story.

    maybe for that rumored lower tiered iPhone. Just can't see it with the higher end iPhone 5. we'll see 10/4
     
  14. Spectrum Abuser macrumors 65816

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    Again.. They aren't forcing anyone to buy any sort of plan. If you don't use data on your phone a feature phone is right up your ally.
     
  15. Frenchjay, Sep 29, 2011
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    I don't think Apple would want to lose the Retina display quality. It's going backwards.

    This story about Toshiba's 4 inch retina display was back in May of this year.

    1280x720 with a 367dpi.

    http://www.cnet.com/8301-17918_1-20064109-85.html

    Could Apple have these screens in another IPhone? I wouldn't doubt it as Samsung have got a similar screen in the upcoming Galaxy SII HD. Don't forget how wowed we were by the IPhone 4's display. I think it's entirely plausible for this to happen. Regarding the developers, I don't think it's that much of a problem that Apple would not have this just because the developers would have another resolution to contend with. They would still make apps, we would have an awesome screen and Apple would sell a boat load of IPhones!
     
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    Wow...some people are hilarious. That, or you all hold your phone 3" from your face to try to distinguish each individual pixel. qHD is quite far from "horrible", as one poster here put it.
     
  18. LoganT macrumors 68020

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    Why would Apple move to a lower resolution?
     
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    Did I say there were? I said qHD isn't bad, as others are suggesting...in fact, makes for a good looking screen.

    IF they did move to qHD, it's not like its some huge step backwards. And I'd welcome a widescreen display as opposed to the old school 3:2 Apple has been rocking.
     
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  22. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    Rendering every current app incompatible is a pretty big step backwards. That's what chopping off a hundred lines would do.
     
  23. aztooh macrumors 6502a

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    I'm referring to the folks talking about lower PPI and how horrible qHD resolution is compared the current 960x640. I said nothing about and didn't reply to anyone talking about app compatibility.

    And it's been discussed before when talking about the possibility of a new sized screen, lazy devs shouldn't influence the size/resolution of a new product.

    Edit: And furthermore, why can't the apps be made compatible? Android apps run on several different resolutions without issue. I don't know the technicalities of it, but from what others were saying it shouldn't be too difficult for those that write apps for a living.
     
  24. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    Android is designed to be fully resolution independent. iOS isn't. There is a reason Apple choose 960x640 for the iPhone 4: It is exactly twice as wide and twice as tall as the pixel resolution on the earlier iPhones (480x320). Which means you just have to scale up each pixel into four.
     

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