iPhone 5 getting higher resolution screen?? (1024x768?) discuss

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  1. PracticalMac, Aug 16, 2011
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    PracticalMac macrumors 68030

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    Edit: I said it was a DISCUSSION topic, not fact. Why people think I am saying its fact??


    With the rumored larger screen, it would make it easy to have a larger resolution screen.

    1024x768. Same as iPad.

    Yes, Retina Screen.


    I would expect iPad apps would run on iPhone 5, but it may be hard to touch the small buttons.



    Thoughts?
     
  2. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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    None. Not going to happen. Ever.
     
  3. twitt3r macrumors 6502

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    Oh? Based on what rational justification? Regardless of how likely or unlikely it is to happen, it's not a bad idea/suggestion in support of universal apps.
     
  4. applefanDrew macrumors 65816

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    No b/c Apple has made clear they want the easy 2x type updates in resolution.
    Which is why I'm thinking 3.7 inch screen if they make it bigger. Then it is still 312 ppi.....above retina 300 at 10-12 inches.
     
  5. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    How about revising your thread title so it isn't so misleading? You make it seem like the iPhone 5 is getting a display like that. But you have no idea what you're talking about.
     
  6. AdrianK, Aug 16, 2011
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    Um, no.

    iPad apps would display on it natively, but:
    • That's 4:3 as opposed to 3:2 that the iPhone currently uses. They're have to change the shape of the entire device.
    • 4:3 is generally horrible for phones. Do you see any other smartphone maker using it? Almost all android and WP7 devices are 16.6:10 AR.
    • iPad apps are designed for iPads! Why would Apple decide that it's fine for apps that are designed for a 9.7" display to fit on a 3.5" display?

    It has jack-all to do with universal apps, simply because of the screen size. There is no reason that the iPad and iPhone's displays need to be the same aspect ratio or resolution because their apps are not meant to be used interchangeably. Yes, you can run iPhone apps on iPad but that isn't what Apple wants.

    It would only be useful for universal apps if there was only one app which would fit 1024*768 on both devices, which clearly makes no sense.
     
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    If Apple were to change the screen size I think they would go all the way and make it wide screen. Probably larger and 1.77 like most HD televisions. At least that's my dream. :)
     
  9. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, but then they have 3 resolutions and 2 aspect ratios to support on one device. I don't think they'll do that.
     
  10. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    Yea, I see the problem, but Wide Screen is the trend. If anyone can figure it out Apple can.
     
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    No, different screen ratios, duh
     
  13. twitt3r macrumors 6502

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    If Apple cared about screen ratios, they would have made iPhone and iPad 16:9 from the start.
     
  14. kre62 macrumors 68000

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    Please read this:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1201780
     
  15. PracticalMac thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I SAID it was a DISCUSS in topic title.
    Even asked for your THOUGHTS.

    OF COURSE I don't know if its plausible because I AM ASKING YOUR OPINION.

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    Another link in above is something Sammich posted:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=10505516

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  16. applefanDrew macrumors 65816

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    Ok....and your point? I think it is a stupid assumption that b/c you have a four inch screen you will hold it four inches further from your face. And believe me, I know the "definition " of a retina display.
     
  17. LoganT macrumors 68020

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    I believe your original title didn't even have question marks in it. It just said

    "iPhone 5 getting higher resolution screen (1024x768)"

    That looks like a statement, not a question.
     
  18. GameAmour.com macrumors member

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    There are few new android phones with 1200x1024 resolution in the works...

    The truth is, do you really need that many pixels even on 4 inch screen? On the other hand, it puts huge stress on the battery and GPU, slowing down the whole phone, because GPU must push more pixels on the same budget...
     
  19. msb3079 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, why not?

    Everything is visualized through the screen. What is wrong with better clarity? I have a hard time understanding how people question this. ESPECIALLY when they question the iPad going to "retina". The whole thing is a SCREEN. Why not have it clear??
     
  20. kre62 macrumors 68000

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    The point is Steve only mentioned the 300ppi number in correlation with doistance from face. So there is not, and never has been, a 300ppi limit for a retina display. So the fact that you even mentioned the number 300 means you dont get it.
     
  21. clumsythief83 macrumors regular

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    Impossible. 4;3 screen is almost like a square. OK for iPads, but not for a phone (except for phones with screen under 3").
     
  22. sentinelsx macrumors 68010

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    If the next generation of android phones can have 720p displays, I am sure Apple can bump the resolution for the iphone to 1024x768. Never say never.

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    That's why you have multi-core CPUs and GPUs.

    I would like to see how they handle the battery consumption. It's a shame battery technology hasn't received the same attention as other things when it comes to mobile devices. And doesn't look like it will in the near future. Everyone including Apple simply tries to focus on less power hungry displays, chips etc instead of figuring out how to pump more juice out of the battery.
     
  23. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    Finally someone talking some freakin' sense.


    Sure they could, but there's no logical reason why they would.

    Have to change the shape of the phone
    4:3 is horrible for phones
    iPad apps would not be useful on iPhone
     
  24. applefanDrew macrumors 65816

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    Read my original post. I said at 10-12 inches.
     
  25. PracticalMac thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Original:

    "iPhone 5 getting higher resolution screen (1024x768?), discuss."
     

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