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Two versions of the Apple iPhone being tested says report, both with 3.999 inch screen

0. phoneArena 23 May 2012, 17:12 posted on

According to 9to5Mac, Apple is currently testing two different versions of the Apple iPhone, both said to have a screen coming in at a hair under 4 inches; there is also talk about iOS 6 containing a sixth row of icons on the home screen of the iconic smartphone...

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posted on 23 May 2012, 20:05 1

27. ph00ny (Posts: 1396; Member since: 26 May 2011)


It wasn't the size of the palm.

One finger operation was the reasoning behind the 3.5" screen

posted on 23 May 2012, 19:15

21. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


As long as it reaches the ppi threshold to be a retina display it doesn't matter

posted on 23 May 2012, 18:19 3

17. GeekMovement (unregistered)


Apple playing catch up.

posted on 23 May 2012, 18:27 3

19. Commentator (Posts: 3721; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


They have more ground to cover than they're aiming for. When the iPhone 4 was launched, 960x640 was an amazing resolution. When the iPhone 5 is launched, 1136x640 will be behind the curve. If nothing else, consumers know that more pixels=better.

posted on 23 May 2012, 21:45 3

41. Commentator (Posts: 3721; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Um, it certainly DOES matter. A 1" display with 240x240 resolution is technically a retina display, would you say that's just as good as any other retina display?

posted on 23 May 2012, 23:57

52. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Your making an argument on screen size a preference not pixels. It doesn't matter if the screen is 720p or what it is currently because the human eye can't distinguish the difference. If you wan't to make an argument for a bigger screen needing more pixels I agree but the iPhone doesn't have a bigger display. The size of that display users have different preferences towards.

posted on 27 May 2012, 12:10

72. theruleslawyer (Posts: 108; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)


No, its a resolution thing. Number of pixels determines the amount of information you can display on your sceen. PPI just determines if can read it or not. A "retina" screen is great because it looks sharp, but is less useful the smaller it is. Now if you're willing to make the trade of a larger device to display more info- that's a preference.

posted on 23 May 2012, 18:27 2

18. SuperEd (Posts: 132; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Kinda late to the game, Apple. I'm going to stick with my superior Lumio 900. Guess what...i can hammer nails with it!!!

posted on 23 May 2012, 19:06

20. Commentator (Posts: 3721; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Yeah... being used as a hammer is nice... but can it be used to block bullets like the Evo 4G apparently can?!?

http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/08/htc-evos-battery-deflects-a-bullet-earns-life-saver-badge-v/

I hope the Evo 4G LTE is up to the task...

posted on 23 May 2012, 21:52

43. Hemlocke (unregistered)


"Superior"? By what metric? The 4s smokes it in every category by large margins, so what would make you think the 2012 model won't be light years ahead of the N9's fat, dim-witted brother?

posted on 23 May 2012, 19:23 1

23. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


As usual a bunch of angry trolls comment. I'll keep my iPhone with it's 96% user satisfaction rate.

posted on 23 May 2012, 20:53 3

36. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Is that how you know you will keep a phone, based upon what everyone else does??

posted on 23 May 2012, 21:47 1

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


Isn't that the definition of a sheep?

posted on 23 May 2012, 23:11 1

47. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


You're a follower you've gone with the masses by picking android

posted on 24 May 2012, 00:02

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


No I picked Android because I wanted a 4G Lte phone and I'm on Verizon so by default Android was my only choice. Maybe Apple should try using modern technology rather than outdated 3G radios. Btw that wasn't the only factor that went into my decision, it was just one of the features that I had to have in my phone.

posted on 24 May 2012, 01:26 2

58. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Why do you "need" 4G. Eating up the marketing?

posted on 24 May 2012, 04:25

62. kach22 (Posts: 153; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


.. and grazes in the mountain plains with my folks.

posted on 24 May 2012, 04:35

63. kach22 (Posts: 153; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


... and will graze in the mountain plains with my folks.

posted on 24 May 2012, 07:12

64. remixfa (Posts: 14597; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


because 3G on Verizon is slow as hell. thats why.
coming from the troll who touts group opinions like satisfaction rates and "magical properties"... it rings hollow that your trying to pick on someone else for following advertising.

posted on 24 May 2012, 11:47

69. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)


is weird that statement coming from someone who rather use 3g than to use a cellphone with a snapdragon chipwhich is LTE compatible... hmmm

posted on 24 May 2012, 12:06

70. remixfa (Posts: 14597; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


1) no interest in LTE. Not on the carrier I use, not any faster than HSPA+ 42 in my area, and eats a ton of battery life which HSPA+ does not.
2) i would rather use a certain chipset over a certain radio. Real life performance beats hypothetical high speeds any day of the week

3) what the hell does a chipset preference have to do with following advertisements and group thinking? i didnt know there were a lot of advertisements about the difference between exynos and S4.

I expect better trolling from you, and im not getting it. your a disappointment.

posted on 24 May 2012, 12:20

71. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Here we go again. HSPA is not as fast as LTE.

Why do you have a total disregard for facts?

posted on 23 May 2012, 20:23

29. skymitch89 (Posts: 1342; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


Just have to wait and see what Apple actually comes out with before we can put out opinion out on it. I actually think that it's wise for Apple to increase the screen size on the iPhone and have heard quite a few people say that 3.5in is too small and that 4in is the perfect size.

posted on 23 May 2012, 20:44 3

32. remixfa (Posts: 14597; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


cook - "And you may be asking yourself.. how could we possibly improve on iOS5 with its androi...errr revolutionary and never before seen magical drop down notifications? Well, we've increased the screen size and changed the aspect ratio to match andro.... err.. to create a new way of viewing! Introducing apples napkin patented, definitely not exactly like the SGS3's viewing aspect but smaller, "iWidescreen"!! "

(taco and gallito pass out from the excitement, and then wake up to mass troll the boards and tell everyone how apple came out with it first, its magical, and how apple should sue samsung for clearly copying them on the aspect ratio)

posted on 23 May 2012, 21:12 1

38. AndrewRamirez (Posts: 26; Member since: 24 Apr 2012)


3.999 : Because 4 inches is too mainstream.

Another patent from Apple. Congratulations.

Let the suing for other upcoming 3.999" smartphones begin! :D

posted on 23 May 2012, 21:32 1

39. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Damn, lotta apple hate in here! I love my iTouch, it is an awesome media player, but one of my biggest gripes has been the screen ratio. There are always these black bars at the top and bottom, and when you are using a 3.5" screen you can't afford black bars (Yes I know I can go full screen, but then you lose some of the image) Though I usually use my RAZR to watch video (That AMOLED screen is SO BEAUTIFUL!!!, Trust me you cannot tell its pentapixel when you are watching it, it looks better than my iTouch 4ths screen by far!) I'm GLAD apple is going 16:9 and I hope the device stays roughly the same size (I thought the 4s was a little long)

posted on 23 May 2012, 21:54

44. bansidhar (Posts: 16; Member since: 28 Apr 2012)


That's all folks!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 23 May 2012, 22:56 1

46. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Yes, but will it blend? That's what iPhones do best..

posted on 23 May 2012, 23:21 1

48. Boti95 (Posts: 162; Member since: 05 Sep 2010)


Holy carp you guys! 3.999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999​99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999​99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999​99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999​99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999​99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999​99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999​99999999999999999999999999999999 hahah

posted on 23 May 2012, 23:39

50. xtian1103 (Posts: 363; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


holy "carp" lol! what did you smoke lately?

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