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Take a look at what games, apps and videos will look like on the new Apple iPhone

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Take a look at what games, apps and videos will look like on the new Apple iPhone
When the Apple iPhone originally launched in 2007, the 3.5 inch screen on the device was considered to be large. The "iPhone killers" of the time, such as the LG Voyager and the Samsung Instinct had screen sizes even smaller. The LG Voyager, for example, featured a 2.81 inch screen that we characterized as being "generous" at the time. In November 2009, the Windows Mobile powered HTC HD2 raised the ceiling with its 4.3 inch screen. And still, the Apple iPhone kept its display at 3.5 inches.

When the Motorola DROID launched, its 3.7 inch screen topped the Apple iPhone, and Android models never looked back. The Motorola DROID X carried a 4.3 inch screen and the glass continued to get bigger. The Samsung Galaxy S III has a 4.8 inch display, the Samsung GALAXY Note carries one measuring 5.3 inches and the Samsung GALAXY Note II has a screen measuring 5.5 inches.

The 6th generation Apple iPhone is expected to feature a 4 inch screen

The 6th generation Apple iPhone is expected to feature a 4 inch screen

There was much disappointment when the Apple iPhone 4S was introduced with the same 3.5 inch screen. The Cupertino based tech giant explained that the reason why the screen size on its iconic smartphone has never been made larger was to keep nearly all areas of the display reachable by the average thumb while holding the device with one hand. But as the success of the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Samsung GALAXY Note has proven, people want larger screens. Both devices have sold over 10 million units.

As well as the Android platform is doing, Apple probably felt that it had no choice but to increase the size of the display on the Apple iPhone to at least 4 inches. With the horizontal resolution expected to be unchanged, the vertical resolution is increased making the screen taller. The speculation calls for the new iPhone screen to have a resolution of 640 x 1136. While the 16:9 aspect ratio, used for many wide screen monitors and televisions, is said to be perfect for movies, what about games and apps? MacRumors made a little video clip showing what they feel apps, games and videos will look like on the 6th generation Apple iPhone.  While not the best solution, apps will probably be letter-boxed on the new iPhone model similar to how certain iPhone apps look on the Apple iPad, at least until developers get a chance to improve the resolution on their software.

We should see exactly how games, apps and videos look on the new Apple iPhone on September 12th, when the next-gen model is expected to be introduced.

source: MacRumors

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posted on 31 Aug 2012, 17:05 5

1. Femto (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


Wider please. Thanks.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 17:07 9

3. Femto (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


I always heard it was girth that's more important, anyway...

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 17:11 10

4. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Hmmm......but the iphone has only ever measured up 3.5 inch anyhow :-)

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 17:31 14

14. Femto (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


That's ok. I tell my girlfriend that three and a half inches is average. Shhhhhhhhh......

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 18:11 6

17. CivicSi89 (Posts: 348; Member since: 23 Jul 2011)


i see what you did there......

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 17:20 3

12. Hammerfest (Posts: 383; Member since: 12 May 2012)


so NARROW when it comes to height... thats horrid!

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 00:07

30. wakingup (Posts: 51; Member since: 13 Aug 2011)


I dont care what Apple does cause at the end of the day, the iPhone will still be the same piece of garbage that came out in 2005 with microscopic tweaks here and there.

One android update fills the same as 6 generations of iPhones and more.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 01:32 1

35. SkOne (Posts: 95; Member since: 02 May 2012)


dont you mean 2007?

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 02:07

36. wakingup (Posts: 51; Member since: 13 Aug 2011)


Yes. My mistake. Thanks for the correction.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 20:16

23. khmer (Posts: 95; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


Sharp delayed display production due too complication and slow process on display methods. iPhone is not ready for consumers until next year.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 17:06 7

2. serious9010 (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


This is way cooler than Samsung Galaxy S III :D

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 17:13 16

6. Ohrules (Posts: 327; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


are you serious? oh wait, you are, literally!

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 17:13 3

8. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


Was that a joke bro?

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 09:13

41. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


it's 4" GS II 4.7" how can it be cooler when it's only 4" and still looks the same after 3yrs

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 09:17

42. serious9010 (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


YOU need 4.7" and not EVERYONE. YOU can't and shouldn't speak on behalf of EVERYONE.

Besides, every Note iteration seems to reuse the same design of the galaxy S phones. Bitch on that.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 17:12 15

5. tunisien14 (Posts: 7; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)


with even a 4" screen, the iphone can never beat the GS3 or GN2

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 17:16 8

11. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Heck the Galaxy Nexus's screen is still better.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 00:12

31. wakingup (Posts: 51; Member since: 13 Aug 2011)


Everythingnos bigger. Ive seen feature phones woth bigger screens...

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 17:13 5

7. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Its just simply an iphone 4 stretched weirdly out of proportion into a tv remote shape.
Halloween must have come early because this is design is certainly set to horrify!

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 18:38 2

20. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)


bro u really think that's the new iPhone? C'mon man I read ur posts all the time, and u r one of the few android users/techies with insight not jus dumb apple basher comments. U should know that apples non reaction to these leaks shows that this isn't the new device. C'mon andro u know better than that.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 17:15 12

9. ajoshi06 (Posts: 20; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


now samsung must be thinking of suing apple for stealing screen size idea

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 00:13 1

32. wakingup (Posts: 51; Member since: 13 Aug 2011)


They should. For retaliating for Apples lawsuit for being "rectangular with a svreen"

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 17:15 4

10. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


The iPhone's screen will now be as large as my DROID 4's screen, how revolutionary! The funny thing is I think the screen is too small and I'm sure my next phone will have at least a 4.8" 720p display like the SIII's.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 17:24 9

13. doubler86 (Posts: 320; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)


They should get sued for having a 16:9 ratio like Android has had for almost 5 years now

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 17:42 5

15. farid00 (Posts: 4; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)


nothing special!!!

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 18:01 5

16. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


what most fandroids don't know is that the iphone is iconic.. people tell is the iphone (at least the ones with a working brain) from the shape they defend so much, down to the button, Apple has created what no other phone has devoted fans and has done with minor changes, Apple don't want to change too much the iphone due to the fact that may lose its disputed sexiness. and that kind of people is what Apple listens to. hater will hate if the screens remain the same or if it gets bigger, Apple knows this so they will do what is right for their fan base, the ones that will stick around no matter what

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 18:52 2

22. quickweevil (Posts: 51; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)


I don't care if they don't change a thing. As long as the new iPhone has 4G I'm totally in. The iPhone works perfectly for all of my needs. I also have a BS in Computer Science so I'm a techy guy so anyone who claims that the iPhone is only for "stupid" or "technologically illiterate" folks that is simply not true.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 00:14 2

33. frydaexiii (Posts: 1460; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Yeah, and I hope Samsung sues the crap out of it...

It's not only for "stupid" or "technologically illiterate" folks, it's not a rule, no one is stopping you from sitting in a baby stroller and shaking a baby rattle and getting your wife or children to push you around. But when people see they go "Hey, look at that grown ass man acting like a baby.". It's like that.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 21:06 1

24. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


No other phone has devoted fans?

Do you honestly think the Galaxy S line doesnt have devoted fans? As much as Motorola is hated on the the Android root, ROM community....it still be one of the best sellers on Verizon.

That reality distortion field must be getting pretty cramped....cutting of oxygen to the brain...

And thanks for admitting that Apple listens to ppl that care more about how sexy a phone is...than what it can do. Of course most of us already knew this...but thanks for confirming anyway.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 21:11 1

25. Savage (unregistered)


So they people who Apple cares about now is strictly it's fan base? Not surprising, what else can they do?

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