1. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I've been seeing this come up lately in discussions. Particularly from people who would want the 5.5" screen to run iPad apps. If that were the case, the 5.5" iPhone would be 4:3 instead of the 16:9 that the current iPhone has. I'm very slow when it comes to figuring out dimensions and mathematics so my question is what would we be missing if the phone got 4:3 instead of 16:9? The more and more I've thought about it, the more I like the idea of being able to use iPad designed apps on a bigger screen for an iPhone. I know that would cause some issues for app developers so that right there tells me that staying at 16:9 would be ideal since current apps could just be letterboxed for 16:9 until they get updated. But what else?
    06-26-2014 03:59 PM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    HD video is 16:9 generally. So watching HD video would be letterboxes if the screen was 4:3.
    06-26-2014 04:13 PM
  3. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    HD video is 16:9 generally. So watching HD video would be letterboxes if the screen was 4:3.
    Wouldn't it just be widescreen in landscape sort of how it is already on the iPad?
    06-26-2014 04:27 PM
  4. finn5975's Avatar
    At the risk of sounding like an ***** more so than usual, wouldn't 4:3 equate to a closer width to height ratio? Essentially 16:12 vs 16:9 when brought to scale?

    If so, I'd be a fan of 4:3, letterboxing or not, just to lose the elongated look and achieve a wider screen.


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    06-26-2014 04:48 PM
  5. Flow39's Avatar
    A 4:3 would be good because it would keep the phone from looking stretched out too much
    06-26-2014 05:11 PM
  6. acerace113's Avatar
    16:9 or developers would have to rewrite iPhone only apps for 4:3


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    06-27-2014 08:20 AM
  7. Flow39's Avatar
    16:9 or developers would have to rewrite iPhone only apps for 4:3


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    Yeah, good point. That would be the only negative in my opinion.
    06-27-2014 07:24 PM

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