Future iPhone HD 1080p?

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  1. SSkky Reader macrumors newbie

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  3. yorkshire macrumors 6502a

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    Lol, 1080p on a 3.5" screen. The pixel density would be enourmous. One day though...
     
  4. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    At that screen size, the human eye is unable to actually see that amount of detail. In other words, the resolution could be less than that and it would look the same to you. So why do it?

    I suppose the iPhone could be made to handle 1080p clips just so they can be played out of the dock to an attached HDTV. I'm sure that will happen eventually.

    But even then I doubt it will display that entire resolution on the iPhone screen itself. It would reserve that for the output only. There's just no reason to show that many pixels packed that closely together.
     
  5. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    Don't they say for TVs you need >30 inch screen before you can differentiate between 720p and 1080p anyhow?

    But we've got to remember, the 720p/1080p from the mobile isn't necessarily to the screen, but what format it can store, and display through linking to an external monitor presumably.
     
  6. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Depends how close you are for some of it, but at 3.5, you can't really tell
     
  7. MattyK macrumors 6502a

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    Nty, the iPhone doesn't need anymore grown up, yet childish thoughts. Regarding Tallest' post, if you want HD, buy a TV.
     
  8. Cask Guest

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    If Macbooks aren't even 1080p then why would the iphone be? However, I would love that ipods and iphone were able to output 1080p videos to TV, as I buy a lot of shows from the Apple Store and output them to my TV using the iPod classic, would love the ability to output the HD version.
     
  9. kolax macrumors G3

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    What?
     
  10. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    MacBook resolution: 1280x800
    MacBook Pro resolution 15"/17": 1440x900/1920x1200
    iMac resolution 20"/24": 1680x1050/1920x1200
    Cinema Display resolution: 20"/24"/30": 1680x1050/1920x1200/2650x1600

    Apple sells four distinct devices that can do full 1080 video without resizing.
     
  11. kolax macrumors G3

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    Ah. I thought he was implying the MacBook couldn't do 1080p video, which it can.
     
  12. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Well, just the 17" Macbook Pro.

    But not the 13" Macbook, the 15" Pro, or the Air.

    So saying "Macbooks don't show true 1080p" is a fair statement.
     
  13. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    i guess im confused, yes the mb can play 1080p but it cant show it all since its display is not 1080p

    or am i missing something?
     
  14. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Yes, that's what Cask originally meant and what Tallest was explaining.
     
  15. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Yeah. Maybe that's the point... or something.

    The point is, a 1080p 3.5" screen is the same as having a Mac Pro for your Facebook account.
     
  16. DPA macrumors 65816

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    I hold my iPhone about a foot and a half away from my eye. If there were to be an iPhone of that pixel density, I, and anyone else like me, wouldn't be able to notice a difference from an iPhone over 530 pixels per inch, since that is about what the human eye sees at in ideal conditions.

    David
     
  17. kolax macrumors G3

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    He said the MacBook's aren't 1080p. He didn't mention the screen - and I thought this thread was about 1080p playback..

    Nevermind ;)
     
  18. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Unless you just mean the capability of playing back 1080p video, why why why? A screen so small doesn't need to have that resolution. Even if you just mean for playback, it would kill battery life in today's phones. Apple doesn't even sell 1080p video, so I don't think Apple is working on some 1080p iPhone either way.
     
  19. Jess.H macrumors member

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    I think it's a lot more than that, but at the same time, I can't imagine myself wanting to watch much HD content on such a small screen.
     
  20. Cask Guest

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    Well since the thread was about the iPhone's display resolution, I was trying to make a point that why would they add that resolution to the small 3.5 in. iPhone display if even the Macbook doesn't have a screen with such resolution. I know that they are capable of playing 1080p videos. Sorry for not making myself clear.
     
  21. kolax macrumors G3

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    The OP didn't mention the iPhone's display resolution at all. That is why I assumed he was talking hardware wise - and the ability to hook up the iPhone to say a TV and get 1080p output ;)
     
  22. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    this is rediculous. who cares / even wants HD in their iphone?? it would only be able to hold 2 or 3 HD movies at HALF quality.. completely useless.
     
  23. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    For taking HD videos, perhaps.
     

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