Apple iPhone 3GS capable of 1080p HD video playback?
posted by Ray S. / Aug 21, 2009, 2:30 AM
Even though you might not be able to flawlessly play HD videos on your device, this means that Apple’s product has a potential that is yet to be unlocked. And we prefer this to happen via a software update, rather than having to wait for the next model in the series...
Just for the record, officially the Apple iPhone 3GS is capable of playing videos with a maximum resolution of 640x480 pixels.
Apple iPhone 3GS Specifications | Review
source: WeiPhone (translated) via iLounge and EngadgetMobile
Posts: 54; Member since: Aug 21, 2009
Am I missing something here? The iPhone 3gs has a screen resolution of 480x320... why would you want to play a 1080p video if you can only view it at 480x320? Oh, maybe there's a hidden HDMI port behind the battery.
posted on Oct 20, 2010, 1:43 AM 0
Posts: 200; Member since: May 15, 2009
again i am beginning to hate the editors of this website more and more. the viewing experience is limitied to the resolution of the screen right guys? am i missing something here? so the 1080 file will be dithered down to the max resolution of the 3GS display. i'm just waiting to read the article on here where phonearena breaks the news to the rest of the world that the 3GS will play HD audio. amazing.
posted on Aug 21, 2009, 11:29 AM 0
Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008
again, the reviewers on this site will print anything positive about apple, no matter how meaningless. i dont care if it plays 1440p video, it doesnt make a diff on that screen. if you want it to be amazing, have it TAKE 1080p videos and hook it up to a bigscreen, like a portable bluray player. that would be noteworthy. because some stupid software "MAY" make it KIND OF play 1080p native resolution (obviously scaled for the screen anyways), IS NOT NOTEWORTHY. what will the jesusphone do next, phone arena? NO MORE STUPID IPHONE STORIES UNTIL YOU ACTUALLY GET IT TO WALK ON WATER..
posted on Aug 21, 2009, 2:24 PM 0
Almost? Uh why bring up the news almost? Besides although the iPhone have 16mln colors screen still the iPhone screen is still no match for my 2yr old Samsung 226BW monitor, and even though my MOBO (Gigabyte P35-DQ6) have integrated sound it still sounds way better than the iPhone. For you people out there who think iPhone is the real entertainment device please think again. iPhone is a mobile entertainment device not a fully fledged entertainment device, I normally use it when I don't want to sit in front of my desktop or away from my desktop.
posted on Aug 25, 2009, 8:11 PM 0
I was actually viewing this article (and similar articles on the topic) to see if the iPhone 3GS would support some of my DVD's as I do not have a dvd player that supports HDMI and my surround sound stereo had an iPod/iPhone dock which supports video/audio playback. If the iPhone 3GS supports 1080p playback then I would be able to (in theory) play my movies in their largest supported resolution and being that my computer houses a blu-ray drive, I would also (again, in theory - not stealing movies here) be able to play my blu-ray movies from the iPhone via the dock. I think the screen size of the phone is a valid point as to why the phone doesn't support 1080p resolutions, but I think it's also important that those thinking the idea is totally ridiculous and acting as though the question is rather unintelligent to ask begin to think outside their proverbial "boxes" and try to think of other ways to implement smart phones in general, specifically in this thread the iPhone 3GS.
posted on Aug 23, 2010, 3:55 PM 0
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