No Retina in iPhone 5C?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by pmontanarella, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. pmontanarella macrumors 6502

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    I haven't seen anyone post this before so I may as well start a new thread...
    Do you guys think it would make sense for the iPhone 5C to lack the Retina display?

    I think it would make perfect sense, especially to keep the costs down. And it would be one of the major differentiators between the 5S and 5C.
     
  2. fullauto macrumors 6502a

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    No.
     
  3. Andy-V macrumors 6502

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    At very minimum they'll match the iPod Touch. So there'll be retina. But the screens on the iPods aren't quite as good.
     
  4. Mike82 macrumors member

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    Definitely not. Almost every midrange phone has a retina-esque display these days. Apple really can't get away with a 568x320 display. And I doubt it would make a huge difference money wise.
     
  5. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    Isn't there a new dev rule where new app submissions require retina?
     
  6. Markyyy macrumors regular

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    iOS7 looks terrible on my iPad 2 (non-retina), so I can't imagine Apple using anything lower than a retina display. Just one of many reasons I can think of.
     
  7. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    It is cheaper for Apple to order all retina displays at 1136x640 than it is to order some of those and some of another resolution - economies of scale. No way it won't have a retina display.
     
  8. merrickdrfc macrumors 6502

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    The iOS 7 SDK doesn't require non-retina iPhone resolution graphics for iOS 7, so a retina display is an absolute certainty.
     

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