Flexible Retina Display?

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  1. DesignG macrumors member

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    In the introduction video Jony Ive mentions the display as a "flexible retina display". What does that exactly mean?

    Im really sure after having felt the iPhone 6 rounded display, the :apple: Watch will feel amazing. In the demo the display and the watch are beautifully blending together.
     
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    Don't remember exactly but I think you are referring to pressure sensitive. The aWatch can detect pressure as well a touch. It can also differentiate pressure from touch. The iPhone/iPad can't do this.
     
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    Ok thank you. This means that the screen will be like a iPhone screen, that can't be really pressed down right? I wish it would :D :eek:
     
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    Don't worry you probably can't tell or feel much if any flex when you press. It will just respond differently to a press since it can discriminate touch from press.

    Also the iPhone/iPad screes are NOT pressure sensitive. They are only touch sensitive.

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    agreed, pressure sensitive is far better.
     
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    Isn't the Surface tablet series also preassure sensitive?
     
  9. afsnyder macrumors 65816

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    No. The pen is pressure sensitive.

    No display has pressure sensitivity yet because no one is using flexible displays yet.
     
  10. Kissaragi macrumors 68020

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    Guess its a bit like a capacitive and a resistive screen in one?
     
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    are you sure they don't just mean it's flexible from a software point of view - there are lots of pixels and many things to do with them - without the restrictions that you would have on a low resolution display.
     
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    If only it were small enough to be flexible...
     
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    it'll be capacitive for sure.
     
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    apple-flexible-retina.png

    The wording is ambiguous.

    It could mean the display has pressure sensors around its perimeter mounting.

    Or it could mean there's a flexible resistive layer all around on top.
     
  16. mtmac macrumors regular

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    It flexes just until it breaks.

    Yeah, the reference is due to the pressure sensitive touch, considered flexible by screen sensors, but it's a poor choice of words as people won't consider it flexible. It's flexible like the steel in a skyscraper. Sure it flexes to to be able to withstand heavy winds and earthquakes, but you won't notice the screen flexing any more than pushing an on an I-beam on a building.
     

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