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  • Current iOS Icons Larger Than Entire Display of First Mac



    The original Macintosh, put together with spare parts from Steve Wozniak’s garage and held together with spit, utilized a display with a resolution smaller than a single iOS icon.

    The original Macintosh had a 512 x 342 monochrome pixel display, and icons were a measly 16 x 16 pixels. Current iOS icons are 512 x 512 pixels packed with a 16.7 million color palette. The amount of memory required to display a single iOS icon is four times the total video memory of the original Mac.

    Obviously iOS icons will never be shown at that resolution unless Apple falls of the deep end and starts implementing “Full Screen” icons as a new feature. Still, despite the massive difference in resources required the icons, the absolute size of the icons over the years has changed very little, onl the detail has.

    Some day all that pixel density is going to be necessary, like when 4k retina displays are packed into 3.5” phones even though our eyes can’t tell the difference.

    Source: Gizmodo
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Current iOS Icons Larger Than Entire Display of First Mac started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 22 Comments
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      You should have read through the user comments of gizmodo post. Saying ios icons are 512by512 is misleading as they are not. That size icon is used for iTunes and cover flow.

      None the less It is amazing how much technology had came. Just look at the original iPhone. No AppStore, no wallpapers, no mms, not arranging icons.
    1. Nintendo Tim's Avatar
      Nintendo Tim -
      Quote Originally Posted by subywrex View Post
      None the less It is amazing how much technology had came. Just look at the original iPhone. No AppStore, no wallpapers, no mms, not arranging icons.
      And thanks to jailbreaking, Apple has incorporated it natively.
    1. MrWHOx's Avatar
      MrWHOx -
      Quote Originally Posted by Nintendo Tim View Post
      And thanks to jailbreaking, Apple has incorporated it natively.
      HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA I see what you did there. I remember getting my first iPhone (friend's bro dropped it in a puddle and shattered it) and I jailbroke it with BootNeuter to make it work with T-Mobile. It had NOTHING on it. lol Now I'm a proud user of an iPhone 4.

      Jailbreak devs changed Apple's vision from complete control to a somewhat-open platform for developers like Square Enix to develop games for it. Incredible.
    1. eZStaR's Avatar
      eZStaR -
      Quote Originally Posted by Nintendo Tim View Post
      And thanks to jailbreaking, Apple has incorporated it natively.
      Just because some one else also thought of the feature, doesn't mean Apple ripped off the features... I thought of the iPhone when I was 5 (I drew out a similar concept), guess that means I am the creator right? -_-
    1. pepperstm's Avatar
      pepperstm -
      Quote Originally Posted by eZStaR View Post
      Just because some one else also thought of the feature, doesn't mean Apple ripped off the features... I thought of the iPhone when I was 5 (I drew out a similar concept), guess that means I am the creator right? -_-
      No, it doesnt. but when apple modify binaries without crediting the author, then yeah they are ripping off an idea.
    1. high dB's Avatar
      high dB -
      Our phones have more computing power then the whole of NASA in the 60s 70s and they sent a man to the moon
      What do we do with our phones? throw birds at pigs
    1. bee121's Avatar
      bee121 -
      Quote Originally Posted by eZStaR View Post
      Just because some one else also thought of the feature, doesn't mean Apple ripped off the features... I thought of the iPhone when I was 5 (I drew out a similar concept), guess that means I am the creator right? -_-
      Most new features and tweaks in ios 5 were ripped off from the jailbreak community.
    1. bigliquid530's Avatar
      bigliquid530 -
      Quote Originally Posted by high dB View Post
      Our phones have more computing power then the whole of NASA in the 60s 70s and they sent a man to the moon
      What do we do with our phones? throw birds at pigs
      +1

      LoL
    1. Donnutt's Avatar
      Donnutt -
      Our eyes can't tell the difference? Really? over what? Anyone can see a tremendous difference between the iPhone 3 and 4s displays. I can easily see the difference in an "HD" 5" android's display and the iPhone. That's not even zooming. I think your facts may be a bit off. Or your eyes?
    1. PatrickGSR94's Avatar
      PatrickGSR94 -
      Yeah I was at Kennedy last July for the final flight of Atlantis, where they had a replica of the Mercury mission control room. They said modern smart phones have more computing power than that entire room, yet look what they accomplished.
    1. RyoSaeba's Avatar
      RyoSaeba -
      Quote Originally Posted by Donnutt View Post
      Or your eyes?
      It just may be. There are still people who can't tell the difference between 720p and 1080p.
    1. barsoverbeats's Avatar
      barsoverbeats -
      Quote Originally Posted by high dB View Post
      Our phones have more computing power then the whole of NASA in the 60s 70s and they sent a man to the moon
      What do we do with our phones? throw birds at pigs
      Thanks for the laugh! I needed that!
    1. Zon's Avatar
      Zon -
      What?!? Steve Wozniak wasn't even on the Macintosh team when it was created, he was still working on the Apple ][ computer. Woz put together the Apple I from various parts and it didn't even have pixels, it had a character generator and no bit-mapped graphics, the output was analog to a TV. By the time the Macintosh was being developed Apple was already an established company selling lots of computers. They had engineers, lots of parts, etc.

      If you're going to steal copy from Gizmodo at least don't **** it up when you publish it.
    1. DQEight's Avatar
      DQEight -
      Camera + FTW
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      Soon the iPads icons are as large as the last years MacBooks displays:P

      Quote Originally Posted by pepperstm View Post
      No, it doesnt. but when apple modify binaries without crediting the author, then yeah they are ripping off an idea.
      ...apple copied droids notification. Every phone copied the original touch screen and keypad and signature sounds with out giving credit. Jailbreak era also create rip offs.. Some are unique ideas but they are not exactly THEIR idea. Patents aren't there idea. For example is YouTube app someone's idea or is it youtubes idea for an app?
    1. spooneditr's Avatar
      spooneditr -
      Quote Originally Posted by high dB View Post
      Our phones have more computing power then the whole of NASA in the 60s 70s and they sent a man to the moon
      What do we do with our phones? throw birds at pigs
      +1

      Lol

      Zing!!
    1. Aehmlo's Avatar
      Aehmlo -
      Quote Originally Posted by subywrex View Post
      You should have read through the user comments of gizmodo post. Saying ios icons are 512by512 is misleading as they are not. That size icon is used for iTunes and cover flow.

      None the less It is amazing how much technology had came. Just look at the original iPhone. No AppStore, no wallpapers, no mms, not arranging icons.
      The smallest icons used are still 59 pixels. This is much bigger than the original Mac's icons, so the title is not misleading, just the example he used.
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      Quote Originally Posted by Aehmlo View Post
      The smallest icons used are still 59 pixels. This is much bigger than the original Mac's icons, so the title is not misleading, just the example he used.
      The title states that a single iOS icon now is larger than the entire DISPLAY not icon

      And now with retina display icons are 114x114 the 512 by 512 icon they are referring to are used in iTunes for coverflow
    1. Aehmlo's Avatar
      Aehmlo -
      Quote Originally Posted by subywrex View Post
      The title states that a single iOS icon now is larger than the entire DISPLAY not icon

      And now with retina display icons are 114x114 the 512 by 512 icon they are referring to are used in iTunes for coverflow
      My bad, misread the title.
    1. szr's Avatar
      szr -
      Quote Originally Posted by eZStaR View Post
      Just because some one else also thought of the feature, doesn't mean Apple ripped off the features... I thought of the iPhone when I was 5 (I drew out a similar concept), guess that means I am the creator right? -_-
      That's not an equal comparison; you haven't actually implemented or otherwise acted upon your idea, where as developers in the jail-break world have.