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iPhone 5 *Unofficial*

04-10-2011, 02:50 PM
#1
iPhone 5 *Unofficial*

So by doing some digging, I've come up with some info that many have seen
and possibly others haven't. Thought I'd share my iPhone 5 findings.

One picture is an actual part that's been confirmed as ordered in who knows
what kind of quantity, while the other picture is simply a mock-up. Discuss.
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04-10-2011, 03:13 PM
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Pretty cool, haven't seen that one before...

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04-10-2011, 05:18 PM
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A larger display is either going to make retina less believeable than it was already or change the resolution and piss off a thousand developers

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04-10-2011, 05:20 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MidianGTX View Post
A larger display is either going to make retina less believeable than it was already or change the resolution and piss off a thousand developers
Knowing its Apple, they'll probably announce something like "Super Retina" with 8x the pixels.

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04-10-2011, 05:35 PM
#5
I hope they make it the same density, with apps optimized for normal Retina Display simply taking up the space where they would before, so there is a border making it look like you have an iPhone 4.
04-10-2011, 05:51 PM
#6
I'm almost certain the Retina Display 960x640@326ppi would remain the same.
The reason why I would assume that is because no one can touch it still.
(I believe there's 2 "Japan only" phones that offer Retina Display currently).

Although not a phone, Sony's brand new PSP (NGP) still in the works,
will only boast a resolution of 960x544 (Source) making iPhone 4's Retina Display
still a very good contender in the phone market until next year.

So although the screen will finally see 4 inches (rumoured), I think there's no
reason to upgrade Retina Display until iPhone 6. On top of that, many developers
still haven't even upgraded to or mastered the usage of Retina yet.

Just my $.02.
04-10-2011, 08:22 PM
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There's utterly no point in a ~4" display using any higher resolution/DPI than the Retina currently has. Furthermore even if the display is enlarged to a full 4", the difference in your ability to see the pixels will still be negligible.

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04-10-2011, 10:27 PM
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Hopefully they get rid of the retina display in the iPhone 5 and go back to the one used in the previous models. All it's done is bloat the size of games and give people something to whine incessantly about.
"Why doesn't game X support the retina display? This photo looks like crap on my iPhone 4! I'm not going to buy app X until it gets retina display support! I like to bitch about negligible quality differences on a 3.5 inch display.. whine whine whine!"
04-10-2011, 11:07 PM
#9
So Apple should go backwards and have lower resolution screens because
people are too cheap to upgrade their devices, keeping up with the new
technology?

Retina Display is close to a year old now, so yes, as an iP4 owner,
I expect my games and applications to be taking advantage of the
current technology that was introduced this time last year.

It's not whine, whine, whine, it's I paid good money for the technology
and I expect all developers to keep up with the trend.

Do you think PC games graphics should be getting worse because people
are too cheap to upgrade their PC's?
04-10-2011, 11:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Creepshow View Post
So Apple should go backwards and have lower resolution screens because
people are too cheap to upgrade their devices, keeping up with the new
technology?

Retina Display is close to a year old now, so yes, as an iP4 owner,
I expect my games and applications to be taking advantage of the
current technology that was introduced this time last year.

It's not whine, whine, whine, it's I paid good money for the technology
and I expect all developers to keep up with the trend.

Do you think PC games graphics should be getting worse because people
are too cheap to upgrade their PC's?
To be fair the complaints that come from customers are mostly due to the devs not evolving the apps to the newer tech. With 3 different devices and 3 resolutions to develop doesnt seem hard but some devs totally abandon perfectly good apps. Nobody's gonna stay with old tech (in most typical cases) just because those devs don't update the app and apple sure as hell ain't gonna stop improving on their side leaving the app store in a "survival of the fittest state" as more people buy the new....the old gets phased out. In time if your app isn't comparable with the standard it might get tossed out of the store if not updated.