fromsixtozero

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It seems to me, that all iPhone 12 models are using brand new resolutions in terms of width of content which can be displayed (I mean width in portrait mode = height in landscape mode).

When you look at this guide: https://www.paintcodeapp.com/news/ultimate-guide-to-iphone-resolutions

And then convert the new resolutions to points, I end up with this:

iPhone 12 and 12 Pro
2532 x 1170
Probably 844x390 when converted to points? Rendered at 3x.


iPhone 12 Pro Max
2778 x 1284
Probably 926x428 when converted to points? Rendered at 3x

iPhone 12 mini
2340 x1080
Probably 780x360 when converted to points? Rendered at 3x


The conclusion is that iPhone 12 and 12 Pro can actually display LESS content than iPhone XR and 11 (their width was 414 as opposed to 390 even though less PPI because rendered at 2x)

iPhone 12 Pro Max can display MORE content than iPhone 11 Pro Max, XS Max and 6s plus, 7 plus, 8 plus (their width was 414 as opposed to 428)

iPhone 12 mini can display LESS content than X, Xs, 6s, 7, 8, SE (their width was 375 as opposed to 360)

Can I be right? What do you think?
 

fromsixtozero

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Interesting. What about the other iPhones?

It is hard to believe that the old Xr with 326ppi can display actually more content than 12 and 12 Pro with 460 ppi (390 vs 414 points).

Maybe there is some downscaling as well
 

aldo82

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does anyone know which offer Display Zoom yet? I seem to remember that the X/XS/11 pro size didn't but the 10R/11, XS Max and 11 pro max sizes did. I am considering moving from a max down to the 12 or 12 pro size but my eyesight is a limiter so want to know it will have display zoom. will it basically enlarge the 12 mini app size?
 

Dejected

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Can you describe the issue with easy words for a non-specialists like me please ? :D
 

LFC2020

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Are the oled displays the same quality across all 4 iPhone 12s?

Apple keep saying on their website it’s their best Super Retina XDR display for every model. 🤔
 

RayLancer

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Are the oled displays the same quality across all 4 iPhone 12s?

Apple keep saying on their website it’s their best Super Retina XDR display for every model. 🤔

I saw this mentioned on a different site post since the 12 and 12pro have different typical brightness (the pro is brighter). Interesting stuff...

It's rumored that Samsung is supplying the displays for the Pro models, and LG is supplying for the non-pro. The piece or article that you referenced actually gives more credit to this rumor and the difference in "typical" brightness.
 
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RayLancer

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Guess we’ll never know 🤷‍♂️😂

There's always going to be something... happens with every release, more difference between the models than what is just listed on the paper. Back then it was like some iphones came with qualcomms or intel modems, storage speed differences, etc.
 

LFC2020

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There's always going to be something... happens with every release, more difference between the models than what is just listed on the paper. Back then it was like some iphones came with qualcomms or intel modems, storage speed differences, etc.

Ready in 3 2 1 for threads about yellow tint on certain iPhone models 😂
 

UltimateSyn

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Not a very good year 2020 is. We are buying blindly with anticipation.
They should have sent digitally locked boxes to reputable reviewers that automatically unlocked at 2PM EST on the 13th. That would’ve been smart, and allowed for risk-less hands-on demonstrations from the comfort of the reviewers’ homes following their unveiling.
 
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Aztec_

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Hello together,

this topic will not only be relevant for the 12 Mini. It IS already a topic for the 12 / 12 Pro. The Scaling on the new iPhones is way off.

The Scaling on the 12 Pro is just "wrong" to me. I think it is scaled up from the 11 Pro from its 5,8" to the 12´s 6,1".
I think it is a huge mistake from Apple to upscale the UI from the iPhone 11 Pro to the bigger screen of the iPhone 12 / 12 Pro.
I came from a iPhone XR and immediately realized the far bigger UIs in the iOS Apps.
I attached some examples how show the huge difference.
We need to push this. I hope Apple will fix this issue. All new iPhone owners will be "robbed" of there bigger display.
This also effects 3 party Apps. But some Apps are already optimized for the iPhone 12 / 12 Pro. See Screenshots from the Apps.

For reference. The iPhone settings are exactly the same in terms of zoom, or displaying bigger text.

Greetings
Max
 

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