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12-13-2012, 10:58 PM #61
12-13-2012, 11:23 PM #62
12-14-2012, 10:33 AM #63
You're right that the size of objects didn't change in terms of text. We do get more words left to right now in landscape.
But the other guy's right too. You don't get a lot more. Not on the iPhone 5 I tested in the store side-by-side with my 4S. When we finally get our jailbreak, I'm excited about the new row of icons and space even if it's only on a "taller" iPhone. But Apple will indeed do one more size increase to get the aspect ratio for video back to a normal standard.
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12-14-2012, 10:50 AM #64
Or they could just reduce the size of the screen on the next iPhone back to the 'proper' size....He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
12-14-2012, 12:06 PM #65
12-15-2012, 01:01 AM #66
On the video. Maybe it's cause I'm no a video pro but isn't the 16:9 aspect the size of normal HD content ? I beleive that was the whole point of the screen change was to make the screen sized to a 16:9 ratio because that is the industry standard for HD video
12-15-2012, 08:10 AM #67
I'm def no pro at video/media stuff, but I don't think it looks right with the current screen size.
I tried to look at your screen shots on several different devices but they don't display correctly. Oh well, guess I should take a video class.
12-15-2012, 10:07 AM #68
And as to your website examples. All of them are in portrait mode. And it none of them are examples of text on screen. They're all pictures of the springboard stuff only. There are no text examples. I believe that's on purpose because the difference when reading text in Landscape is negligible.
12-15-2012, 10:45 AM #69
Like I said. I want a bigger iPhone and I have no prob waiting a couple years. I am happy with my 4S.
Although, I was Checking out that Note 2 last night. I'm am kind of curious. Lol
12-15-2012, 10:55 AM #70
I'm not against a wider screen, however I still don't get the reference point and how that would matter on a small *** phone lol.
Anyway my friend we can't always agree on anything. My main point was. The iPhone 5 is just a better phone period. Bigger screen, faster thinner lighter. When I play around with my 4s it feels dated, heavy and small. When I had my Samsung S3 it felt to big and didn't like the plastic casing. As of right now I think the iPhone 5 is a great middle ground for those who wanted a larger screen with out sacrificing the form factor
I also felt it was weird after the first day of using it as my main phone I picked up my 4s and pretty much just turned it off.
It's all what your eyes are use too. Now it's been months of using this phone and 4s size screen is the one that seems short and stubby and unnatural.
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12-15-2012, 02:15 PM #71
I feel the same way after I bought the 17inch RetinaMBP. Whenever I use my mid 2010 MPB 13inch, it looks so small and the screen looks horrible. I know it really isn't, I have just adjusted to something bigger and better.
12-15-2012, 07:25 PM #72
Good discussion - we're definitely at the agree to disagree point, Suby.. Cya 'round...
12-15-2012, 10:43 PM #73
12-15-2012, 11:03 PM #74
More content is displayed per scroll-page (yes this is now a unit of measurement) on the taller four-inch display than the shorter 3.5-inch display.
Also, since I think landscape mode was brought up, yes, the iPhone 5's four-inch display shows more content than the iPhone 4/4S's 3.5-inch display:
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12-15-2012, 11:48 PM #75
12-16-2012, 08:20 AM #76
12-16-2012, 10:53 AM #77
Every application I've tested so far makes better use of the display with wrapping or more visual pixels because application developers know that iOS applications are only being installed on iOS and they can make it fit about 4-6 different screen sizes with no problem (that's much less than 2,000 types of screen sizes). Safari is the only application that does not wrap content because it's only going to render the HTML code the way it's told to. It's not going to wrap anything unless the HTML code dictates that it's okay to, which would look ugly and is why Web developers will leave this feature out a lot of times.
Text does not wrap on most professional Web sites in modern desktop browsers either for this very same reason:
Text wrapping is an accessibility matter.
One thing I've noticed is that when you enter landscape mode in Mobile Safari from the iPhone 5, content has been zoomed in a bit, so you actually see less content than on the iPhone 4/4S in one scroll-page. However, I think the pros outweigh the cons, as you can now see larger text because of the zoom. It may not be much, but it's enough that I was able to notice it from a glance:
Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 12-16-2012 at 11:06 AM.
12-16-2012, 12:25 PM #78
Anthony, thanks for those pics.
Does any one have any screen shots of games on both devices? I would love to see if there is a noticeable difference on games like ShadowGun or MW. More specifically shooter games, but I would be interested to see Angry birds or something close. This discussion has honestly made me more interested in actually possibly upgrading.
12-16-2012, 02:50 PM #79
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12-17-2012, 08:03 AM #80