would you consider an iphone with 4:3 screen ratio?
LG has such a phone at 5" that is considered an oversized phone.
How about 4"? With the same ipad 2 resolution, it'd have 320ppi keeping the retina requirement. At a 4:3 aspect ratio, it'd be significantly wider than the iphone 4S but perhaps not too big.
And what if they took iOS that is used on the ipad and tweaked it for iphone? Apple has only said smaller tablets than the ipad weren't great for a tablet experience. They didn't say anything about a smartphone experience.
This is one at 5" from LG.
Here's a sample i found of a 4" phone at 4:3 ratio to give a better idea. http://www.androidcentral.com/pantech-pocket-hands
- 03-13-2012, 11:12 AM #2
nope 4:3 ratio is terrible, along with the 5" display makes it really bad. I'd like to see Apple bring the iPhone up to 3.7" or 4" display but I doubt that'll happen, anything bigger is to big for most people. And Apple makes their devices to fit most people, not giving choices on too many different things.
What, you wouldn't consider this innovative? (I mentioned 4" btw).
How many 4:3 phones you see? What if it could run ipad apps given it would be the same resolution? Iphone apps could become legacy but still compatible. Or Apple could keep the current iphone as a classic model.
The extra width on the screen would be much better for web browsing and apps, which most people claim they want out of a smartphone. The only knock might be that it's too wide for small hands. But any bigger phone is going to be awkward for small hands.
If anyone could pull it off, it's Apple. But there's also the factor that the iphone is Apple's bread n butter now. This might make them shy about taking risks. But then again, it IS their bread n butter so they need to keep innovating.
If anyone wants to shoot this down, go for it. You won't hurt my feelings. It's what forums are for. We're here to speculate right? And i'll add, for those crying innovation, i'd not heard too many details on what would be innovative that they want in an iphone 5. LTE? Bigger screen? Different design? Quad core processor? Yawn... Mini usb port for charging? Double yawn..
Last edited by cardfan; 03-14-2012 at 12:26 PM.
- 03-17-2012, 08:59 PM #4
- 03-20-2012, 09:17 AM #5
Besides that it will be far to wide; that LG is 90mm that is huge.
- 03-20-2012, 10:28 AM #6
- 03-20-2012, 12:01 PM #7
I think a 4" display is the perfect size. Not too big or small and still fits in the pocket.
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- 03-21-2012, 06:50 AM #8
- 03-21-2012, 07:43 AM #9
- 03-21-2012, 08:22 AM #10iPhone Beginner
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I couldn't see them doing a 4:3 aspect ratio... it just doesn't make sense in these phones... especially with the (high quality) photo taking capabilities.
I do however, see them jumping to a 4" screen. I think they'll pull something awesome out with a moderately small device but still cram a 4" screen in there. That's what I hated about my Android when I had it. 4.3" was nice... but too bulky overall IMHO.
- 03-21-2012, 10:51 AM #12
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- 03-21-2012, 11:45 AM #13
I wouldn't mind a 4" screen on my iPhone, but 5" is a bit to much. I've owned Androids that were 4" and 4.3" and they seemed perfect for everything. Then switched to the 4S, which was hard because of the smaller screen lol
- 03-21-2012, 02:47 PM #14