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Originally Posted by MikeThomson is it just me or wouldnt it make more sense to make the screen longer and wider rather then just wider, and keep the same aspect...
08-03-2012, 05:12 PM #21
08-03-2012, 06:34 PM #22
As I've said before, Apple is really starting to lose it's ability to be innovative. Seriously, what a damn joke of design if all they did was make the phone a half inch longer and do a metal back this time around.
Of course it will have the usual bump in CPU, CPU speed, possibly RAM and storage capacity, and of course the camera MP.
The same look pretty much for the last 3 years with the iPhone, and that's a damn shame as I was really hoping to be wowed with something innovative that we haven't seen anyone else do yet. I'm having a very hard time believing that this was one of Steve's last projects.
08-03-2012, 06:39 PM #23
Well, it was probably conceived during his worse days. Steve was a visionary when he was well.
Anyway, I doubt that there will be much they can do to the design without looking like other phones now. With their frivolous attempts at litigation, no company will have any second thought of filing against them now.
08-03-2012, 06:43 PM #24
08-03-2012, 06:58 PM #25
Midget Condoms on his fingers
08-03-2012, 07:30 PM #26
I don't have much experience with Android, but isn't this how apps generally work there, too? That is, the main portion stretching to fill as much space as it can, header and footer bars stretching horizontally (again, not unlike how desktop apps on most OSes behave when maxed or fullscreened on different monitors, or when just resizing them arbitrarily.)
08-03-2012, 07:38 PM #27
Should Have Been Wider Too
08-03-2012, 10:16 PM #28
It's been a long time since the first wide screen monitor has been available and I'm sure old programs that were designed solely for the 4:3 ratio look pretty odd stretched out to a wide screen 16:9.. Programs these days are designed to be compatible with different ratios.. Any current iPhone apps are not
In fact I remember playing old Dos games like frogger and it looking horrible stretched out to my wide screen monitor, so I would have to change the settings to have black bars on either side so it didn't look completely retarded.
08-03-2012, 11:42 PM #29
08-04-2012, 12:14 AM #30
Ugh. This is gonna be one lanky, dorky-looking phone. Textbook example of Apple giving customers juuuust enough to shut them up for one more year. It wouldn't shock me if this phone wasn't even 4G compatible.
Getting the S3.
08-04-2012, 12:19 AM #31
Apple is ceasing to impress... if its just a simple software upgrade this is just the iphone 4ss
A longer scrren woah how dull
Last edited by Mrinfame; 08-04-2012 at 12:21 AM.
08-04-2012, 01:36 AM #32
I dont quite understand the purpose of making it longer...
do we really need an extra row for apps?
doesnt make any sense.
Now making the screen wider... that something they should do
08-04-2012, 05:50 AM #33
A larger screen is not what I want. Especially not a stretched screen which may look OK watching videos in landscape, but viewing anything in portrait mode just looks so wrong.
I hope this is just another false rumour.He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
08-04-2012, 10:08 AM #34
What I, and some others, are talking about, is about just re-sizing a window, which is a different matter altogether.
08-04-2012, 03:37 PM #35
What I'm talking about is more akin to just resizing/maximizing (or "full-screening" an app in Lion+) an app on a desktop OS, which, as you might have noticed, causes the main area of the app to to change size in order to always consume all available space within the window. Likewise for any head or footer or toolbars bars, they always take up as much room horizontally as they can. There's no reason the same shouldn't be applicable to mobile devices.
08-04-2012, 08:45 PM #36
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The good ol' Pythagoren Theorem says that the screen of the "iPhone 5" is about 4.03 inches diagonally. Looking good!
08-06-2012, 01:48 AM #37