1) As I recall, ASV had equivalent viewing angle as IPS, but also had lower power usage than IPS. However my info is surely a couple years old so that could have changed with advancements to IPS. Anyone have any updated info on these technologies.
2) It’s interesting that they are also using the same aspect ratio as the iPhone.
3) So are nearly-button-free smartphones gaining a lot of traction in Japan now, or is still mainly the iPhone at this point?
Originally Posted by kaisdaddy
...other companies are playing catchup to Apple. I don't think that display resolution on a screen the size of the iPhone's is going to get any higher for the foreseeable future. As time passes this will become the standard, which is fine as that is how technology improves. The thing that matters is what shows up on that screen when the device is turned on.
I think Apple choose such a high resolution so they could sit on it for several years, maybe even longer than the last iPhone which retained it’s resolution for at least a year too long. At least that need is pretty much gone for Apple for awhile.
For others, I’m sure they will exceed it. It’s the nature of technology mixed with marketing. Saying your display has a higher resolution than the smartphone industry’s pinnacle device is important to many. Epecially Android users, it helps them sleep better at night.
Originally Posted by tomlawler
In Japan only, but at what price? And why Android 2.1? What happened to Froyo and flash? Facetime? Inexpensive data plan? Voice and data concurrently? iTunes?
ASV is ASV, different from IPS. So, it's not the retina display, either.
So, what's happening to AppleInsider? Lousy reporting here.
1) Your questions are either silly or were answered in the article so perhaps you need reread the article instead of blaming AI for your lack of reading comprehension.
2) It is a Retina Display based on the definition giving by Jobs that a person with 20/20 vision can discern pixels from 10" to 12” away. If it’s been trademarked by Apple or LG then Sharp won’t be using it or will face the consequences. It’s not that hard.
Originally Posted by astrosmash
I'm still waiting for the Retina Display MacBook Pro: 2560x1600 13" display, and Mac OS X 10.7 with Resolution Independence.
That wouldn’t be a “Retina Display” You’d still need a 100ppi on each axis (or 10,000 more pixels per square inch) to match the iPhone’s display. RI would be great, but I wouldn’t RD in any notebooks until after it’s available for the iPad, which I suspect is still a good 5 years away.