Now that the iPad 3 is official, the Apple rumormill has set its sights on the next as-yet-unannounced Apple product: the new iPhone. The latest says that the iPhone 5 will have a larger display than iPhones of years gone by.
Can we please drop that trendy "retina display" meaningless buzzword? Seriously, the only people who are naive enough to be persuaded by meaningless buzzwords are the ones who will buy the next iDevice no matter how badly it sucks.
I have seen the commercials for the Galaxy Note. I noticed they don't actually show it being used as a phone in any of them. There comes a point when the phone will be so big no one wants to hold that up to their face. I don't want a phone that's a tablet, I want a phone that's a phone. I will use my tablet for the tablet stuff.
If I remember right it was Job's who wanted to display to stay at no larger than 3.5in. He said he disliked a large phone and thought the trend of larger screens was a mistake. If it was true, then with Job's passing then the restriction was removed.
[citation][nom]Osiris454[/nom]If I remember right it was Job's who wanted to display to stay at no larger than 3.5in. He said he disliked a large phone and thought the trend of larger screens was a mistake. If it was true, then with Job's passing then the restriction was removed.[/citation]
Dead men can't hold back progress
i call bull....i could see apple increasing the screen size on the iphone 5 but not to something gigantic like 4.6 inches...at most we will see a 4" iphone 5.
and to the person complaining about "retina" displays....i thought it was all hype until i got one. the difference is really helpful when browsing as i don't need to zoom in nearly as much. I think using the term is fair and the meaning is clear, essentially a screen whose PPI is high enough that at the expected distance of use you cannot see the pixels...even if this isn't quite scientific, i would agree that the iphone 4, iphone 4s, htc rezound and new ipad(3rd gen) do have "retina displays"