Screen Resolution of iPhone 5!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by whocaresit, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. whocaresit macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2010
    Since iPhone 5 is supposedly getting a bigger screen.. It would make sense that Apple will increase the resolution to keep the same retina-PPI of ~326.

    What do you think will be the resolution of iPhone 5's screen?
    I'm thinkin 1024x768, (and sadly all apps have to be adopted to fit the new screen size / aspect ratio otherwise they will be stretched to fit the screen) :eek:
  2. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2011
    My old laptop had that resolution. How technology changes...:rolleyes::rolleyes:
  3. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

    May 25, 2009
    1024x768 would be great if you wanted your phone to look like a square. Remember how much people hated the fat iPod nano?

    I'd like to see them adopt a 16:10 ratio. 1024x640.

    In depth article about this topic here:
  4. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

    Aug 1, 2010
    Actually the iPhone 5 is rumored to have a triangular screen with unknown screen dimensions.
  5. whocaresit thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2010
    Where did you hear that? BGR? :D
  6. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    Wait here. I'll go check the other threads discussing the same issue...
  7. LoganT macrumors 68020

    Jan 9, 2007
    They should just make it 1920X1280. Then they'll never have worry about the retina-ppi going down if they increase the screen size.
  8. Macopotamus macrumors regular


    Jun 22, 2010
    There is no iPhone 5 folks, just iPhone 4S and the resolution will be the same as iPhone 4.
  9. pdmpolishing macrumors member

    Sep 18, 2007
    Yes, it's going to be called iPhone Bermuda :D
  10. ethana macrumors 6502a

    Jul 17, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    They will not increase the resolution again. It would be a huge headache for developers. The current resolution is fine for a screen of around 4''.

    Doesn't matter... there won't be an iPhone 5 anyway. At least not in 2011.
  11. iEnvy macrumors 65816


    Jun 25, 2010
    You're hilarious


    If they adopt a screen resolution just like the original iPad, then it wouldn't
  12. ctbear macrumors 6502a

    Dec 6, 2010
    So you're suggesting running iPad apps on iPhone. Hmm let's dump all iPhone apps on the App Store then.
  13. drnen macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2007
    You do know there are still phones on the market that use the old pre-iphone4 resolution, and they can still run apps just fine. I dont think anyone is suggesting dumping anything. We're in a transitional period- smartphones are still pretty much in their infancy. As they progress, the need for constantly upping the res and screen size will diminish. In the mean time, be open to change.
  14. ctbear macrumors 6502a

    Dec 6, 2010
    I'm definitely very open to change. In fact I'm dying to have an iPhone with new screen dimension.
    The reason why pre-iPhone 4 apps are still relevant is because they are the exact same dimension ratio as the newer ones. Imagine you have a new screen that runs iPad resolution, and you still need a lot of your old iPhone apps. How will that look like? (Hint: look at how the current iPads running iPhone apps)

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