Doctor says Apple exaggerated claims on its "Retina Display"
posted by Alan F. / Jun 10, 2010, 12:36 PM
So according to Doctor Soneira, you would have to hold your iPhone 4 about 1 1/2 feet in front of you before Apple's claim is true. And even then, for the iPhone to deliver an image that appears perfect to the eye, it would have to have a resolution greatly higher than the retina and that is not the case. The Doc says that the iPhone's resolution is "significantly lower" than the retina. He adds, "It's a great display, most likely the best mobile display in production (and I can't wait to test it) but this is another example of spec exaggeration." As we reported yesterday, Samsung claims that the Super AMOLED display on its Galaxy S handset is superior to the display on the iPhone 4. A verdict will have to wait for a side by side demonstration.
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Posts: 61; Member since: Apr 14, 2010
man it's like that with everything nowadays - just like with cars "We have a 5 star crash test rating!" only in one category and the rest are like 1 and 2 stars - just shows that consumers need to do more research before purchasing products
posted on Oct 20, 2010, 1:46 AM 0
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Also something to consider is to take a step back and think about exactly what Phone Arena decides to throw out. If they decided to post something about a doctor who says the retina display isn't over exaggerated, then people wouldn't care. But with an article like this, of course its going to get people to think "oh wow, the display isn't good". This is not something to really take much into consideration and rather consider doing research more on the number of doctors agree and disagree with this.
posted on Jun 12, 2010, 6:38 AM 0
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@ilia yes it is like an iphone, it has a big screen no keypad no anything and they are both full touch handsets. . maybe that's what Nokia is trying to tell you. . ahahah but the software on the iphone is better, but Nokia has a lot more features and 3 times cheaper than the overpriced crapple, buy a cheap phone, and a itouch 8gb,and you get almost the same features on a cheaper price. . . :D sure the iphone has bluetooth blah blah and stuff. . . but it's too overpriced. . an itouch costs significantly cheaper even the 16gb. . let's say the iphone 16gb costs around 33,000 pesos the itouch 16gb costs 13,000 pesos. . making the itouch a bang for your buck. . iPhone lovers love the software itself (due to smoothness and blah blah) I also like it too, but too overpriced. . . the iPhone 4 as far as I can see will be overpriced. . . why not buy the n8 or the satio or samsung galaxy S. . . and I know the price of these phones and the crapple would not a big difference. . and they bring bigger and better features. . like the samsung's 4 inch AMOLED screen, Satio's 12 megapixel and Xenon Flash and Nokia's symbian^3 is worth a try and HD recording plus the megapixel seems to be the rage these days. . :D and Android phones are so much fluid than the MAC
posted on Jun 13, 2010, 4:47 AM 0
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yup. never listen to the hype. let the early adopters try it first and work out all the bugs for you. give it a few months before buying anything brand new. the truth will seep out between the cracks rather quickly.
posted on Jun 10, 2010, 1:35 PM 0
I am sorry but this dude sounds like a complete hater. The resolution is the awesome, how about he worry about his patients then a phone.
posted on Jun 10, 2010, 1:36 PM 0
Posts: 26; Member since: Aug 22, 2009
can i just ask how he is hating? i saw nothing in this article where he bashed the iphone. in fact he gave it props. oh wait...your username has iphone in it, of course if you see any article even mentioning that the iphone isn't perfect your going to bash it.get over it...it has its faults just like every other phone out there.
posted on Jun 10, 2010, 1:55 PM 0
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Don't worry vette, he's also an idiot! " Dr. Soneira runs DisplayMate Technologies, a company that makes software to test displays." He is worrying about his patients....HE WORKS ON SCREEN DISPLAYS!
posted on Jun 10, 2010, 2:13 PM 0
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now for me ... yes you shouldnt have a name that has i love the i phone in it... and then go comment on forums and post that the i phone is the end all be all and any critic is a "hater" all this article says is that this man is a dr. and a expert on how the eye works. I dont think he did it to lash out and say that the i phone is bogus and tricks your vision and that jobs claims are out of wack... i think that as a student of his profession probly for a number of years .. doesnt like incorrect information out there. There is always a sales tactic for new technolgy in this case.. and jobs embelished a little.. its still amazing resolution for a cell phone and im pretty sure thats what jobs was trying to get across. the dr. is not a hater, hes just putting facts against improv so to speak. dont hate him, hate jobs for duping you into thinking your i phone is space age technology. doofus.
posted on Jun 10, 2010, 2:51 PM 0
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It's typical to have ppl come out to say the opposites. It's just like if A says sort-and-sort can cure or help preventing cancer, B or a doctor out of nowhere will come out and say that it is not true... I guess doctors also could use this as a strategy to boost their fame in the world, haha
posted on Jun 10, 2010, 1:40 PM 0
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People always have to have something to complain about. The display is awesome and that's all that matters.
posted on Jun 10, 2010, 1:42 PM 0
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Wow this is getting to be stupid this goes to show that some people just want apple to fail or be proven wrong. if a doctor has to go through the trouble of proving something wrong who cares don't you have patients people who need serious medical treatment. Next thing you know construction workers will be testing to see if it stainless steel. Get a Life people
posted on Jun 10, 2010, 1:53 PM 0
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You fanboys are ridiculous. There is nothing wrong with this doctors report. It helps keep things honest. He never said It wasnt are great display. If people didnt question claims It would be just like the diet industry with a bunch of false claims.
posted on Jun 10, 2010, 2:06 PM 0
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I agree with the hype thing. Take the EVO 4G for example. They pitched it as this amazing phone that could do just about anything and a true iPhone killer. But in reality... oh wait, um, actually, yeah, it kinda hits the mark. Never mind, I guess I am pretty stoked about it living up to the hype! ;)
posted on Jun 10, 2010, 2:22 PM 0
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