Options for the next iPhone Screen

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Sedrick, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. Sedrick macrumors 68030


    Nov 10, 2010
    I did some reasonably careful measuring and it looks like a 4" screen is not an option for the iPhone 4/5 if they keep the same housing. 4" just won't fit and there would be no edge for light blocking.

    The most they could fit in (keeping the same aspect ratio) is 3.7" and that would hardly be worth the bother. They could go to a 16:9 ratio (using the same width as the 3.7" screen) and give us 4". That wouldn't be too bad, but apps that rely on the old ratio would have black bars. Anyway, pic below...

    What do you think Apple is going to do?

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  2. Simm0nS777 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 15, 2010
    Northeast Ohio
    There was a thread on this like yesterday that did the exact same thing you did. I dont think a 3.7 screen would be a waste though. any bigger screen is better, no more than 4" though.
  3. ozzyman500 macrumors 65816

    Feb 4, 2009
    I don't see them changing the design. It was a pain in the ass waiting for all the retina updates on the apps, do you think developers are going to want to re-do their apps again?

    Hell, some developers still don't even use full retina display which is sad.
  4. Sedrick, Feb 20, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2011

    Sedrick thread starter macrumors 68030


    Nov 10, 2010
    I agree. Apple will not do anything (just a year later) that will make app designers rework their apps. Whatever they do (if anything) will scale apps without any need for rework.

    Still, very doubtful anything will change tho...

    Sorry for the redundancy. Just thought people might be interested in seeing the possible screen options.

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