- 03-28-2012, 09:46 AM #26
- 03-28-2012, 07:08 PM #27
- 03-28-2012, 10:45 PM #28
I don't usually post, but here's something I've been thinking about in regards to the bigger screen/not retina display argument.
Apple said that people hold their 3.5" phone about 12" away from their face and that 300 ppi is the magic number for pixels to be indistinguishable right? Then the iPad came around and it's at what? 260-something ppi? but their argument is that you're holding the iPad a further distance away because it's bigger.
Using that logic, wouldn't you hold a 4" screened phone slightly farther away than a 3.5" screened phone? So they could still get away with a ~290 ppi (or whatever the number is) by saying that most people hold it at 16" away from their face and at THAT distance, 290 is the magic number.
just a thought...bigger screen, still stays retina, everyone's happy. no?
- 03-28-2012, 11:17 PM #29
- 03-29-2012, 03:06 PM #30
Here is something for those complaining a 4" screen would make the device huge and unusable. My co-worker has a Moto Atrix with a 4" screen.
Atrix Dimensions VS. iPhone 4/4S Dimensions
H 117.5mm VS. H 115.2mm
W 63.5mm VS. W 58.6mm
D 10.95mm VS. D 9.30mm
So if Motorola can manage to get a 4" display into a phone that adds a mere 2.3mm x 4.9mm x 1.65mm then how is it Apple isn't able to do some equally impressive magic.
First thing is replace the home button which takes up way too much space at the bottom and is a point of failure and second is the charging/dock connector. Seems simple enough given Apples ability to maximize space.
Last edited by Raptor007; 03-29-2012 at 03:55 PM.
- 03-30-2012, 02:27 PM #31
- 03-30-2012, 11:07 PM #32
- 03-30-2012, 11:41 PM #33
- 03-31-2012, 12:51 AM #34
- 03-31-2012, 03:12 AM #35
- 03-31-2012, 08:13 AM #36
- 03-31-2012, 01:04 PM #37
- 03-31-2012, 02:09 PM #38
i too guessed that the launch would be approx the fall(Oct.) sometime--that seems to be Apple's pattern the last couple of releases.
As for the screen, i'm petite so a larger screen to me is not necessary, BUT maybe just a teeny tiny bigger i wouldnt mind either. I'm not due for an upgrade till mid 2013 anyway. As for LTE, call me crazy, but i'm really not that worried if this is an option or not. If i'm not mistaken, arent the data plans for an LTE device more? (i know little about lte)
What i'm definately interested in is if the iphone 5,1 has changed its shape/form overall.
Last edited by Pink; 03-31-2012 at 02:15 PM.
- 04-02-2012, 03:51 PM #39
If the screen does get a bump I would expect something below 4" given Apple's focus on not conforming to the what everyone else does. The fact that there is a new article up here (and other blogs) about Apple working on a controller for iPhone/iTouch/iPad for gaming would indicate that they know the screen is too small for comfortable use when gaming. Even I don't want a 4.5-5" screen I am looking for something edge to edge better use of the available physical size not a bigger phone.
- 04-06-2012, 05:55 AM #40
- 04-06-2012, 07:49 AM #41
- 04-07-2012, 07:56 AM #42
- 04-07-2012, 08:14 AM #43
ATT is just now getting on board with LTE rollouts and soon Sprint will start there massive build. Although, Sprint is in a much worse situation (financially) than VZ or ATT who can afford to be much, much, more aggressive with there plans.
- 04-13-2012, 07:18 AM #44
- 04-13-2012, 03:41 PM #45
- 04-13-2012, 10:53 PM #46
- 04-13-2012, 10:56 PM #47
- 04-19-2012, 01:03 PM #48
My wish list for the "new iPhone":
Things I think are pretty likely:
- Slightly increased screen size (3.9" max)
- Same pixel geometry
- Metal back (most likely aluminum)
- Reduced screen bezel width on long edges
- LTE connectivity
- Mini dock connector
Things I think are less likely:
- MagSafe mini dock connector
- LiquidMetal back enclosure
- Inductive charging
- NFC for e-wallet purchases
- Thinner form factor (despite LTE battery hit)
Things I think are unlikely:
- Quad-core ARM
- 07-10-2012, 07:07 PM #49
I don't want a larger screen size. I like the size of the iPhone. I also don't want to see a new dock connector. That would screw up all of my accessories. LTE would be expected. A quad core CPU and maybe a bump in the camera. That would make the iPhone 5 perfect for me. I am getting tired of the oversized phones. They are great for watching videos and web pages, but for everything else they are too big. If I want to view multimedia on a bigger screen I will use my iPad.
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- 07-10-2012, 08:48 PM #50