iphone 5 4" still Retina???

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

  1. AntonisCy macrumors regular

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    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

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    same pixels per inch (not that retina actually has a real meaning)
     
  3. shortcrust macrumors 6502

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

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    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.
     
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  6. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    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

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  8. noteple macrumors 65816

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

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