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Thread: Retina Display on iPhone 3GS?
08-23-2010, 08:13 AM #1
Retina Display on iPhone 3GS?
So I had an interesting idea. The retina display on an iPhone 4 is only a screen right? So I figured you might be able to mess with the cables and get it to work on the 3GS. Any thoughts?
08-23-2010, 08:28 AM #2
1.) I think it will need the A4 chip also. When you look inside an iPhone 4 and the iPhone 3GS there is a HUGE difference...
2.) iOS4 won't detect the retina display, because there's no A4 and no 'iPhone 4' and the iPhone 4 firmware.
08-23-2010, 09:49 AM #3
i agree with branco, i imagine the a4 is needed, plus any drivers for the retina, also there is the possibility that different connections are used, and then youll have to mod the whole firmware to support the retina display, THIS WOULD BE AWESOME THOUGH, i can just imagine my 3G with retina
it would be possible but youd need an insane team of 1337 hardware and software modders
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08-23-2010, 10:29 AM #4
And you need another graphic chip set...
I don't think iPhone 3G/3GS has enough power to render all this...
08-23-2010, 11:49 PM #5
its just like last year's video recording/ voice control project :P
08-24-2010, 04:30 AM #6
This would be way worse than video recording and the voice control project. I would imagine alot of money to put into one iPhone 3G or 3Gs, I think the whole idea is insane. Unless you have money like that and if you do, you might as well buy an iPhone 4.
08-24-2010, 09:50 AM #7
It's like hooking up a 1080p HDTV to a crappy dvd player. The source is still crappy so sure you have extra physical pixels but the image quality will just be as ******.
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