retina display question

aleni

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go here http://www.anandtech.com/show/3794/the-iphone-4-review

im on iphone 3gs and i need to zoom in to be able read the review, any of u with iPhone 4 can be able to read the review without zooming in? btw please do it in portrait mode.

im asking this because im just curious. my iphone 4 will be delivered next week and the only thing that makes me buy one is because the retina display hype, but im so scared to be dissapointed because if i ever need to zoom in to read small text like in that website like in my 3gs that would be pointless. :(
 

andy9l

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I can easily read it without needing to zoom in, yes.
The display is literally stunning - it's the feature that has impressed me most (from a 3G!!) :)
 

billyjoegibsonx

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iPhone 4 screen is far superior than even the iPads.

You can zoom in further than the iPad, and even at that the text is much much sharper than the iPad. It's awesome.
 

aleni

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thanks, so i dont need to zoom in and out so often with the retina display!
 

mavis

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I took a screenshot for you, and put it in an iP4 template to give you a better idea of scale. If you'll notice, even the fine print in the ads on the right is rendered and legible, although I guess it depends on how good your eyes are, at that point ... ;)

 

aleni

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it's blurry, is it because i looked it on
my 3gs? lol.
 

aleni

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Yup. Try looking at it on your PC. ;)
i stilll can't illustrate on how it will look on the actual product because on my mbp screen, it's just a big iphone 4. when i resize it to a smaller size, it will become blurry too. i guess i have to see the real thing myself to actually see if the hype really up to it. :) thanks for your effort and time.
 

TruckdriverSean

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While I wouldn't opt to read text so small, it is doable on my iP4.

As for hype/excitement, the "newness" of the iP4's display will quickly wear off. And then you'll look back to a regular display, (3GS, Evo, laptop, etc) and you'll feel some more of that "wow" all over again. :)
 

mavis

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Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4 (32GB): Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A306 Safari/6531.22.7)

Right, but the point is that the resolution of the iPhone 4's display is high enough that even small text is cleanly displayed/rendered. Whether or not you can actually see it depends more on how good your eyesight is, than anything. But as the screenshot shows, even the smallest text on that page is fully rendered and legible.
 

fishmoose

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Hey mavis, your screenshot isn't working right now. I would like to see it but the URL doesn't exist. In fact your entire site is down.
 

huskerchad

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The black-on-white text is clear and readable for me. I would probably zoom in a bit to read it but just enough to make the column of text take up the whole screen.

I found the table and comments more difficult to read; black-on-white definitely works better with this display.

I don't have my iPad handy but I would almost certainly need to zoom in with it to get clear text.

(Edited, of course it's black-on-white text and not the other way around.)
 

mavis

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fishmoose said:
Hey mavis, your screenshot isn't working right now. I would like to see it but the URL doesn't exist. In fact your entire site is down.
Odd, it's working here. Must be a DNS thing or something. Try refreshing? :confused:
 

KandyKane

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The screen is so amazing I'm probably doing damage to my eyes reading sites as they load in super mini font rather than zooming in.
It's just beautiful. :)
 

fishmoose

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Odd, it's working here. Must be a DNS thing or something. Try refreshing? :confused:
Hmm I can ping your site but I can't reach it via my browser :confused: Maybe my ISP are doing some DNS changes, I'll try later.
 

itsmemuffins

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This screen does not disappoint.

Many laughed at Apple using the term "Retina Display" and dismissed it as a marketing ploy.

They aren't laughing now that they have seen it in person.;)
 

malevolant

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Aleni -- your best option may be to go into an Apple Store and play with an iPhone 4 for yourself. The screen truly is stunning. I have both an iPad and an iPhone 4. The read on the iPhone 4 is WAYYYYY better.
 

dccorona

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while its readable like that (the screenshot), based on the formatting of the site, a double tap on the text will bring that column to the full width of the screen. I don't know if thats what you mean by "zooming in", but that's how I'd suggest reading it. Its no less convenient, as you dont have to scroll right/left as you read across, and all you're missing out on are some ads and maybe a navigation bar, which you can zoom back out with another double tap to access
 

Fernandez21

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I can definitely read The articule without zooming in at all, though The links to the right arent blurry, The text is just too small for me to read.
 
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