Hey y'all with all the retina displays apples dropping on the industry how many find it hard to believe that Apple will double the resolution on the iPhone 5 or 6 whatever it's called. They have proven they have the gpu to move the screens now the just have to put it in a better battery which is what I think has held this phone back te battery tech needed because if the A6 is ready and they use Sonys 12 megapixel sensor then this phone with that larger screen will be a beast
- 06-14-2012, 02:01 PM #2
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- 06-14-2012, 02:40 PM #4
iPhone 3GS resolution doubled to retina quality 2 years ago this year iPad upgraded to retina resolution in fact it doubled. MacBook pro resolution highest of any laptop on market. Now if they are going to actually change the screen size why would they stick with a similar resolution when they could easily double it basically future proof their product lines and in a way destroy the competition going forward for the foreseeable future
- 06-14-2012, 05:19 PM #6
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- 06-14-2012, 06:04 PM #8
The debs won't have a mutiny they will develop the apps because apples where's the money is. Also the cost of the screen will be driven down to apples liking just based on the shear volume that apple will purchase at so a double resolution iPhone is feasible at its current price point.
- 06-14-2012, 07:57 PM #10
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- 06-15-2012, 09:51 PM #12iPhone Nanite
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A screen with higher resolution than 300 ppi is a waste. A waste of battery and waste of manufacturing money. In the print world, 300 dpi (dots per inch) is the de facto standard for high resolution "can't-see-the-dots" print worthy material. Over 300 ppi ends up just being a meaningless spec that Android phones can throw around. Look at your iPhone 4 or 4S screen up close. It's insanely hard to find the pixels. Why waste battery on more pixels when you won't notice a difference?
Adding a higher resolution screen is ridiculously unneeded. And you're obviously high.
- 06-15-2012, 10:24 PM #15
Which is true yet that's just not the way any company has or will ever do it because as long as they can sell it and have bragging rights and a valid selling point then why not do it I've never seen a commercial saying the products good enough well never improve it
Every year apple Samsung and every other companies smartphone get better I haven't heard any of them say we won't do it because the current screen is good enough, my point is if they are going to enlarge the screen for the first time in 5 years then I'm thinking why not increase the HELL out of the resolution why were at it and get folks saying how pretty the screen is again because the entire phone is based off the screen
- 06-15-2012, 11:52 PM #18
- 06-16-2012, 12:02 AM #19
Yet as i said before the cost will be driven out of the equation by Apple themselves they will order what close to 75 million of these screens in under a year maybe more and they know they will sell at least 75% of what they will order. Now if your a panel maker do you not meet their demands on pricing plus they now own a flash memory maker so that all but eliminates that cost, therefor the price of the handset remains. Listen what did they do quadruple the mac book pros resolution for what reason because they could now you could be right but if the resolution got doubled it would surely make it easier on the devs to configure the apps for it and if they do whose the competition now, nobody remember they didn't have to do it the first time they did it. Now they will have an even more valid reason to increase resolution to knock another home run out of the park as well as future proofing themselves in the resolution game for at least another 5 years. And with the A6 processor driving a new gpu they will have the horsepower as well as the battery savings its a win win for them
- 06-16-2012, 01:29 AM #21
I'll be a monkeys uncle if in 2013 or beyond that im using a 3.5 inch screen. I love my iphone but not that much an i can certainly do without it.
- 06-16-2012, 01:55 AM #22
If there is no perceptible difference, and no real advantage for doing so, why go to the trouble, cost and overall grief? Someone suggest "bragging rights". Sorry, "bragging rights" are way down the list of reasons to do something in this business. It's about selling devices and making money. And doing anything to increase the cost merely for "bragging rights" is pointless.
- 06-16-2012, 09:54 AM #23
Originally Posted by ray6712
Last edited by pdelong; 06-16-2012 at 09:56 AM.
I hear you and your stand dead on but for the first time in the iPhones existence Apple has legitimate competition and the competition is pushing really high resolution screens, now Apple knows this and while they as a company usually doesn't make changes just for the sake of making them. Now they doubled the resolution of the Ipad a market they basically own everyone knows this they increased the resolution of the mbp not because the competition is killing them but because they could. Now the Iphone is this companies money maker if your going to blow the competition out of the water and keep your edge and its happening around the same time your making a change to your bread and butters screen size for the first time if they were ever going to change the pixel density on the Iphone it would be now
- 06-17-2012, 01:36 AM #25