iPhone's true resolution

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by photobiker, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. photobiker macrumors member

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    In case you were wondering, the hires pictures in the image gallery published today on Apple's web site do show the iPhone's true resolution. Here is the proof:

    [size=-2](damn, I'm such a geek...)[/size]
    Pierre


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  2. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    Um... What? How does that random math show anything?

    The tech specs page states 480x320 as the resolution. Don't you believe the tech specs? And where did you get 380 pixels from? (Not to mention using such 'simple' math on an image that appears to be computer-generated, not a photo of the actual physical product, and is visible at an odd angle with perspective not taken into account...)
     
  3. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    Seriously. The iPhone's resolution has been known since day one. :rolleyes:
     
  4. photobiker thread starter macrumors member

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    My point was: Apple promotional material is not lying. They did not stick onto the screen a much higher-resolution mock-up image. They might have used a mock-up image but at least it is at the same resolution as what you're gonna get on the device.

    That's WYSIWYGG, which is rare in advertising:

    [size=+2]What You See Is What You're Gonna Get[/size]

    Thank you, Apple
     
  5. psychofreak Retired

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    So basically, on their site there is a mock-up image (as in, they could make it whatever dimensions they want) and this is proof that they weren't lying about the resolution...
     
  6. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    I think he is trying to prove that the photo is NOT a mockup.
     
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  8. psychofreak Retired

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    HOW?? I mean...well...HOW??
     
  9. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    best.
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    ever.
     
  10. photobiker thread starter macrumors member

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    Err.. no. My point is: this picture is probably a mock-up but it is a mock-up that doesn't lie about the resolution of the screen. If you stand close enough to your iPhone when you get one, you should see on the actual device the same level of details as on the promotional material. Now I don't make any assumption regarding the other qualities of the screen (such as colors, brightness and contrast) but at least the resolution should be there, and I find it pretty impressive considering the small size of the thingy.
     
  11. drinkmilk15 macrumors newbie

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    ok. goats
     
  12. rdrr macrumors 6502a

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    I was promised there wasn't going to be any math involved... :p

    But wouldn't the 480 pixels be on the longer run?
     
  13. lord patton macrumors 65816

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    ditto
     
  14. johnthevulcan macrumors newbie

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    best quote ever

    such a silly arguement... i bet picard's iphone has 3G




    iPod, iPhone, next up... it
     
  15. stevearm macrumors 6502a

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    Laughing my fecking arse off. Brilliant!

    What a strange topic. One year to figure out that the iPhone's res really is 480 pixels and is advertised as 480 pixels wide....


    ...ok....... :confused::rolleyes:
     
  16. skeen macrumors 6502

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    So they weren't lying. And? I wasn't expecting them to...
     
  17. upsguy27 macrumors 65816

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    bumping old posts FTW!

    but seriously, this IS a pretty funny topic :p
     
  18. Yvan256 macrumors 601

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    Best reply ever. :D
     
  19. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Picard's iPhone is not 3G, its TNG....DUH! :cool:
     
  20. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    In other news, the moon landing may have been real. Just maybe.
     
  21. vrflyer macrumors 6502

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    Honestly every thread on the iPhone (about 95% realy) should be "picarded" ... :p
     
  22. redman042 macrumors 68020

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    Most. Ridiculous. Thread. Ever.

    Oops, sorry... did I just bump this thread back to the top again? My bad.
     
  23. Fortius macrumors newbie

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    Mathamagic?

    Ok, assuming that there was need to verify apples claim to their resolution, first as rdrr points out in a 480x380 resolution, the 480 is bigger (it would be the longer side), the resolution is actually 480x320 (the bigger one still means longer), cosine of an angle means adjacent of right triangle divided by the hypotenuse. It's no wonder where the 380 came from.
    :eek:
     
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