The new iPhone could have a 4" screen and still retain dpi

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hartemop, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. hartemop macrumors newbie

    Apr 16, 2012
    I have read a lot of posts saying that the next iPhone could have a larger screen (4 inches etc.) but with some ridiculous resolutions such as 1920x1280 (quadruple current screen). This would obviously make it the dpi unnecessarily high and probably very expensive.

    An elegant way around this, which I have only seen one person post this, is to make the screen size 4" and the resolution 1024x768. The resolution is the same as the first 2 iPads and therefore all the apps should be supported. This would also keep the dpi to the 320 mark retaining the "retina" specification. That means apps would be designed for 1024x768 for the iPhone and could quadruple to 2048x1536 for the iPad.

    Obviously I don't enough about this so there might be some glaring errors.

  2. Tones2 macrumors 65816

    Jan 8, 2009
    All existing iPhone apps would have to be redesigned to fit the new aspect ratio otherwise they would not be full screen. iOS could possibly stretch them, but will distort the app visually as well as use massive CPU.


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