If the screen is 16:9, will photos also be 16:9?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by burnside, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. burnside macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2010
    Right now when the iPhone takes a pic, we get a 3:2 ratio for the photo. I'm guessing those days would be gone if we get a 16:9 screen, correct?
  2. mjpearce023 macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2012
    The S3 and the One X both take widescreen pics so I'm sure it will be the same on the new iPhone. What really gets me is that all my pics taken with previous iPhones will have the black bars on the sides when viewed on the iPhone 5. Also if you have an ipad all the pictures you take with the new iPhone will have black bars at the top and bottom when viewed on the iPad. That’s the main reason I was hoping the new iPhone would not go to a widescreen aspect ratio.
  3. Pompiliu macrumors 6502a


    Apr 22, 2012
    Wrong, the current pics are 4:3.

  4. TG1 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 21, 2011
    On the Razr Maxx (which is a 960x540 or 16:9 display) you have the option to choose either widescreen (16:9) or non-widescreen photos.
  5. outphase macrumors 65816

    Jun 13, 2009
    Parts Unknown
    Current video aspect ratio on the iPhone is 16:9 despite being a 3:2 screen. If you double tap the display, it will pan out to show the entire video.
  6. allonym macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2009
    Yep. 3,264 by 2,448 pixels = 4 by 3
  7. burnside thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2010
    Never even noticed that. Thanks for the clarification.
  8. dontwalkhand macrumors 601


    Jul 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Video Records on the iPhone in 16x9, right now, even with a 3:2 screen.

    I am sure that pictures are probably going to keep the same ratio, mainly because a 16x9 picture to me, would be more closer to a panorama shot, which one doesn't exactly need all the time.

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