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Apple iPhone 6 might arrive with a bigger, 4.8" display

0. phoneArena 07 Oct 2013, 09:41 posted on

The time for an iPhone with a larger display is finally coming. The Apple iPhone 6 will be the first iPhone to get a larger, 4.8-inch screen…

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posted on 07 Oct 2013, 09:43 21

1. bloodline (Posts: 706; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


oh the fragmentation

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 09:47 5

2. parvsingh05 (Posts: 98; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)


Is re-designing a fone is fragmentation ?! How?!

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 09:52 25

5. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


If the resolution is higher it will cause fragmentation because app developers will have to update their current apps for them to scale properly. Apple can't afford to put 640P resolution on a 4.8 inch screen and call it revolutionary.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 09:57 7

9. parvsingh05 (Posts: 98; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)


I know that but how is it fragmentation.
Apps will still wrk on older versions.
How is it a problem ?!

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 09:59 2

12. bucky (Posts: 2698; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


It won't be. This is in a way fragmentation because of the different screen size/resolution. I think apple and devs can manage 3 screen sizes.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 03:27

88. euklidis (Posts: 29; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


and how many for the ipads? This is the same fragmentation with android.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 10:58 16

30. appleDOESNT.com (banned) (Posts: 456; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Welcome to 2011 Apple, glad you could join us! LOL, waiting 2,3 and 4 years to catch up is gotta be grating on the nerves of even the most ardent iFollowers

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 11:39 2

44. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


I don't think it will be fragmentation, but having apps with big black borders should never have been tolerated.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 19:02 4

78. joey_sfb (Posts: 6036; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


You need a bit of Xcode and Objective C programming to know why.

Apple don't have Android software ability to scale to different screen size and resolution. Every new device resolution is hard coded therefore the apps will have black bars around the corners unless developer program in new resolution and preferably new art work.

This is a design decision made for earlier iPod devices due to hardware resource constraint. iPhone is the product expansion from Apple MP3 iPod.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 21:47

81. nvrhde (Posts: 77; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)


I think, He's talking about 4.8" phones

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 10:02

14. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"If the resolution is higher it will cause fragmentation because app developers will have to update their current apps for them to scale properly."

Such thing was when iPhone 5 was released, but after that I think that many developers added few lines of code to their apps for automatic screen size determination. But it is just my theory, at least I would done that if I was developing for iOS. :)

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 10:06 4

17. parvsingh05 (Posts: 98; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)


Awwkk dats no problem. Chill :)
Now i think il wait for i6 rather den picking 5s.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 10:12 11

22. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Now i think il wait for i6 rather den picking 5s."

It doesn't worth to buy iPhone 5S, better wait for iPhone 6 or even better choose an Android based flagship. :)

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 10:22 3

24. parvsingh05 (Posts: 98; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)


Im using 4s and 5 rite now , and u know once ur in apple's eco system it gets difficult to come outa it. Now i am use to it. And my frenz and family all have iphone.so it gets easier.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 14:02 2

67. moronman66 (Posts: 162; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)


It seems difficult to get out, but honestly, you won't miss it if you try android. You can do so many more things and you get so many choices on what phone you want, whether you want a small screen, a large screen, a keyboard, or a great design and aluminum body, there is a better solution.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 10:09 4

19. THE.DARK.KNIGHT (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


Don't be a fool it took just 2 months for every app I use to go 16:9. Optimization will not a problem. Stupid fandroid

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 10:22 16

23. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


lol you diss people for being fandroids and yet you are one of the biggest i$heep on this sight!

But typically as soon as apple get bigger displays samsung and LG are already putting out flexible ones! Apple need to get ahead again or risk extinction!

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 10:49 3

27. THE.DARK.KNIGHT (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


Flexible displays are only good for show and tell. I want a good flat display. I don't want a flexible display.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 10:55 10

28. bloodline (Posts: 706; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Read more about the flexible displays to find their benefits. Learn then mouth off son.

tool

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 11:08 4

35. tedkord (Posts: 12304; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


They have immediate benefits in every phone, in that they are virtually shatter proof. No more cracked screens.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 10:59 1

31. Pancholo (Posts: 380; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Technically, in a sense, it is till gragmentation - even if it takes apps like 1-2 weeks to adjust. Just admit it and embrace the F word. No one is safe at some point, no matter your OS.

Oh, I forgot; if a certain company does it, it's OK and doesn't have negative repercussions, right?

Fangirls. Fangirls everywhere.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 11:55 1

50. MobileKicker (Posts: 212; Member since: 19 Sep 2013)


Totally amazing word fandroids

I'd use it In my comments©

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 12:08 4

53. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


look at your profile picture.....your arguements are invalid!

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 10:56 7

29. appleDOESNT.com (banned) (Posts: 456; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


it's not fragmentation when Apple does it

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 11:03 8

33. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3037; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Then it's called brilliant diversity.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 11:18 2

40. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)


Oh, so if Apple stays with a 4" display on the iPhone, you guys say that the screen is not on par with the competition, and if they decide to increase the display size, you guys call it fragmentation.
Haters gonna hate.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 11:23 2

41. Finalflash (Posts: 3224; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


They can keep the pixel density the same as they did with the 4-5 upgrade and that would mitigate a lot of the fragmentation issues since you will have to worry about only one aspect. With android they hit both, increased density and different resolution so that was a bigger issue but one thing they kept the same which apple didn't was the aspect ratio, which helped some.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 11:52 1

48. MobileKicker (Posts: 212; Member since: 19 Sep 2013)


What! Apple® cant afford?...lol
Apple® is the most richest company there

Now android folks are saying apple cant afford......lol2

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 12:12 4

54. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


and yet they have all that money and cant come up with a innovative product in 3 years....sad :(

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 03:56

90. saffant (Posts: 274; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)


Make it 1440x810. Same 16:9 ratio, but higher ppi (403 or so).

Devs just have to adjust the size range of the app, but the scaling shouldn't be an issue.

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