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post #41 of 52
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But maybe I'm misinformed ... Are you saying developers have been planning for a 16:9 retina display since the beginning, just in case Apple developed a wider aspect ratio, so all the existing apps will just suddenly fill up the entire screen?
Actually if Apple did anything, I would imagine they'd offer a way to wallpaper the black bars on apps that didn't fill the entire space. That would satisfy my mom. Nothing gets her riled-up like black bars surrounding her picture on her TV!

Open up Mail or Safari on the iPhone or Touch. Now rotate the orientation 90°. The width and height will adjust to fit the relative width and height. If the developers have standard app developers have done their coding properly their UI elements should adjust regardless of the resolution used.

The only real caveat I see are from game developers who obviously don't use the UI APIs in xCode. Those would then get the bars until those devs can adjust the app accordingly, if ever, but I doubt that will be too much of issue for our mothers. For example, I imagine WwF would have the bars but would probably be adjusted with more data of the game but the tiles would still be the same size.

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post #42 of 52

Hmm, 4-inch screen.....where have i seen that before? On an andr....nah, couldn't be that, Apple would never follow them. 

post #43 of 52

what's funny is that Microsoft calls there's Windows 8 when it's actually version 7 of their OS, so why couldn't it be iPhone 5?  But I am sure it'll be just The New iPhone.  

post #44 of 52
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You're probably in the minority of consumers that want a relatively thick phone in favor of a bigger battery.

 

The 4S is one of the thicker phones now, so I would hope Apple would for the sake of their legacy of "thinness" and beauty make the phone a bit thinner.

 

They can use the same battery and the savings they get from the new screen tech and the low power efficient A6 could go to powering the hungry LTE chips, all while the phone shrink a millimeter or 2.

Really the LTE chips are 28 nm now, not so power hungry and the battery could be made from liquid metal.

post #45 of 52
Originally Posted by Eric Litvin View Post
…the battery could be made from liquid metal.

 

Wait, what? No… right? That's not… possible?

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There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already fucked.

 

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post #46 of 52

I am getting more worried day by day. That 4" iPhone just looks Fugly. ( I just learned this word ) If they do, just do a two handed devices. Or get rid of the Home button and use that space for the screen as well, That way we could do a  4.1 or 4.2 iPhone within the same size easily

 

I have a feeling many will be disappointed with iPhone 5.


Edited by ksec - 8/3/12 at 9:09pm
post #47 of 52
Originally Posted by ksec View Post
That 4" iPhone just looks… 

 

Looks exactly the same as the iPhone 4 and 4S.

 

If they do, just do a two handed devices.

 

Not sure what this sentence (?) says, but you can use it with one hand. That's probably the reason they're doing it this way.

 

Or get rid of the Home button and use that space for the screen as well… 

 

We always need a hardware 'out'.


I have a feeling many will be disappointed with the 6th iPhone.

 

Which was said about the iPhone 3GS. And iPhone 4. And iPhone 4S.

 

And yet each sold more than all its predecessors combined.

Originally Posted by Slurpy

There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already fucked.

 

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There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already fucked.

 

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post #48 of 52
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I am getting more worried day by day. That 4" iPhone just looks Fugly. ( I just learned this word ) If they do, just do a two handed devices. Or get rid of the Home button and use that space for the screen as well, That way we could do a  4.1 or 4.2 iPhone within the same size easily

 

I have a feeling many will be disappointed with iPhone 5.

 

Exactly my feelings. Actually they could fit even 4.5" into the existing case without having to make it long. I guess they could also fit 5" into the new long case if they used the same dimensions as the center back panel.

That would have been a gorgeous device and pretty much a killer of Android as we know it.

post #49 of 52
Originally Posted by jason98 View Post
That would have been a gorgeous device and pretty much a killer of Android as we know it.

 

The existing iPhone is already the killer of Android. Anything else is just icing.

 

If it wasn't, everyone else wouldn't be trying to copy it. You can't surpass something by making a half-hearted copy of it.

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post #50 of 52
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Wait, what? No… right? That's not… possible?

 

 

Well, it would be a fuel cell, not technically a battery. Apple has a patent for "Current collector plates of bulk-solidifying amorphous alloys":

 

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/7862957.html

 

Liquidmetal has several different alloys known as "bulk-solidifying amorphous alloys," at least one of which Apple has looked into for use in fuel cells. If you are interested, here is an article that gives a better explanation:

 

http://www.yalescientific.org/2012/03/nanowires-and-fuel-cells/

 

The alloy in that article is one of Liquidmetal's, as is seen in this patent:

 

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/7896982.html

 

Assigned to Crucible Intellectual Properties (a wholly owned subsidiary of Liquidmetal).

 

Some of their other alloys would make for suitable casings. 

post #51 of 52
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Hmm, 4-inch screen.....where have i seen that before? On an andr....nah, couldn't be that, Apple would never follow them. 


Pretty soon history will be written as Apple makes the first 4 inch screen phone. lol

jokes aside, android does not have that same aspect ratio as far as I remember, so they are not copying anything. Still being unique in their own way

post #52 of 52
The new iPhone has a 100 x more power efficient processor and 20 x better graphics processing unit built in by Imagination Technologies. It's either the Power VR Rougue 6 Series or the 5.5 Series, and I'm assuming it will be using a really effiecient lte chip that can handle Voice calling through data as well and facetime/skype and the new 4 inch screen size allows for more room for a larger battery, if you guys where wondering.. They used the Power VR 5 Series on their iPhone 4S, and the reason samsung is doing so well is because they currently have the 5.5 series in their galaxy s 3 devices. I hate Samsung...
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