iphone 5 4" still Retina???

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AntonisCy, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. AntonisCy macrumors regular

    Dec 5, 2010
    How come the addition of the extra pixels on the new iphone screen doesnt affect the dpi count and "retina mode"?
  2. mjn298 macrumors regular

    Oct 25, 2011
    Palisades, Washington, DC
    same pixels per inch (not that retina actually has a real meaning)
  3. shortcrust macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2008
    The number of extra pixels is directly proportional to the increase in surface area. Therefore no change in dpi count.
  4. mactmaster macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2010
    The term Retina is describes a certain density/size of the pixels. The new iPhone still has the same pixel size/density but a larger screen so more of the same sized pixels.
  5. tr43z0r macrumors regular

    Mar 22, 2011
    Leicestershire, UK
  6. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    Because they added the exact amount of extra pixels needed.

    Think of it this way: They put the same old 4S retina screen in the middle of the phone and then added a smal retina strip on top and a small retina strip on the bottom.

    That's not literally how they do it, but that's the basic theory. The DPI has not changed.
  7. AntonisCy thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 5, 2010
  8. noteple macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2011
    The screen is 1136-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
    Still retina 326 just like the 4s

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