iPhone 5 showing 320x568 resolution ?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by soamz, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. soamz macrumors 6502a

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    Hi, I bought an iPhone 5 from here in Bangkok yesterday .
    Checked its serial number before buying and everything is fine .

    Now when I checked whatismyresolution.com , instead of 640x1136 , it shows 320x568 . Why is that ??
     
  2. zmagik macrumors regular

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    Yea same for me too don't know why
     
  3. Oz. macrumors regular

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  4. PortableLover, Aug 11, 2013
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    PortableLover macrumors 6502a

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    Retina is 2x so if you multiple both numbers by two its 1136x640. i think websites read retina devices by their resolution divided by two. Dunno why this is. Additionally my ipad 3 retina shows 768x1024
     
  5. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    This is done for compatibility reasons, otherwise websites that were designed for "non-retina" iOS devices would not display correctly.
     
  6. iphonedude2008 macrumors 65816

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    As an iOS dev, apple has you design your apps at 320x568. The extra pixels are used to make the text and images look sharper. Otherwise, everything would be smaller on a retina display and not sharper.
     

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