New iPhone to have 1136x640 display?

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  1. Buckeyestar macrumors 6502a

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  2. Darrensk8 macrumors 6502

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    can someone post mockups of how content would look in landscape?

    Been trying to find some but can't seem to see any!
     
  3. chambone macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the link. I must say that I like it a lot. If it turns out like this I'll order straight away.
     
  4. ChrisTX macrumors 68030

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    I'd much rather see a more natural 3:2 aspect ration than a 16:9. However Jony Ive is the best in the biz so we'll have to wait and see.
     
  5. iamthedudeman macrumors 65816

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    Why would anyone "not' like a larger display. And the preferred 16'9 to boot. You see all of the screen as it was intended. Video, web browsing, etc.

    It looks to me that they are going to add the bigger screen without increasing the phone's size that much if at all. That is a win, win in my book. One hand usability with a larger screen. The best of both worlds. It is looking more and more that a 4' screen is coming.

    Thank you Apple. :)
     
  6. TimUSCA macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think anyone is against a larger screen. They're against a larger phone.

    I'm also against a 16:9 ratio because I don't want fragmentation. As soon as that thing launches, there'll be a ton of app that aren't updated for the new aspect ratio, and it'll look like total crap.
     
  7. B18DelSolT macrumors newbie

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    That's old, but I do like it. Just wish they would phase out the home button and use something like the Palm Pre instead. Buttons are old tech :).
     
  8. cmChimera thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I'm not against a bigger screen OR a larger phone. I'm against fragmentation, and the fact that a change in aspect ratio and resolution to something that is in 0 iOS devices to date means that none of the apps in the app store are going to be properly designed to the phone.
     
  9. superdudeo macrumors regular

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    Increasing the height and not the width is a massive error. Desparately need more width on the iPhone. If it increases the size of the phone it will be so minimal, you'll hardly notice. Especially if they slim it down as well.
     
  10. sammich macrumors 601

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    You must be great at adapting to change.
     
  11. samxool macrumors member

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    you're wrong.
    16:9 is the way to go.
    yep it'll cause fragmentation. But within 2 generations, virtually everyone will be on iphone 5 or 5s which will have the new ratio.
    Apple would be stupid to stick with 3:2 at this point.
    Or do you still have a 4:3 tv screen in your lounge???
     
  12. chambone macrumors 6502a

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    I imagine those apps will have black bars at the top and bottom for a while. I don't think that's something that will stop Apple from changing aspect ratio on their screens.
     
  13. Darrensk8 macrumors 6502

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    I agree but does 16:9 really give us much more, other than when watching video?
     
  14. chambone macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm.. I have always liked the concave home button. Let's me feel instantly which end is which when pulling it out of my pocket, and it doesn't get pressed inadvertently. I don't think buttons are old tech at all. I feel the only reason for some brands to employ capacitive 'buttons' is.. because they can. Not a good enough reason.

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    I think it does, for starters with just about anything that involves displaying text. I mean, will widening the display to 720 really give us that much more? Apart from increasing the phone's size.
     
  15. applesith macrumors 68030

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    I won't believe a new aspect ratio until it comes straight from the horse's mouth.
     
  16. Widashy macrumors regular

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    That was really uncalled for.
    They are not increasing the width so that the new iPhone fits just like old iPhones. I wonder if it would look a little like Xperia P?
     
  17. Darrensk8 macrumors 6502

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    I think it does, for starters with just about anything that involves displaying text. I mean, will widening the display to 720 really give us that much more? Apart from increasing the phone's size.[/QUOTE]
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    Fair point but I can't help but feel from the mockups the screen just looks a little long...I'm sure the final design will look great though ;)
     
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    I seem to be in the minority here, but I really like that.
     
  20. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    I'm thoroughly against this idea. I think it'll be too tall in portrait and too short in landscape, and then there's the fact that you're breaking perfect compatibility with over 600,000 apps. Better to go to 1440x960 and increase the size of the smartphone diagonally.
     
  21. Fynd macrumors 6502

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    If they do go with a 16:9 iPhone, I hope they never touch the iPads 4:3 design. I'd be fine with it on my phone, but I love the iPads ratio compared to the Android tablets. Much rather use it in portrait than landscape.
     
  22. Sedrick macrumors 68030

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    Keeping the screen as skinny as it is won't solve any of the problems it currently has (it's too short and narrow).
     
  23. iamthedudeman macrumors 65816

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    I know that. But the article never stated that the phone would be larger or much larger at all. Only that the screen will get bigger. If they make it a little bigger no big deal. I can live with a few mm.

    There will be no fragmentation. Apps will be updated. The apps that run in the former resolution can just have black bars on the side until they update their apps. No big deal.
     

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