Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Sep 2012 19:13 UTC
Apple As expected, Apple announced its new iPhone tonight, dubbed the iPhone 5. The rumours and leaks nailed it, with the most prominent feature being the move from 3.5" to 4" (1136x640). Due to the way iOS handles resolutions, applications need to be adapted for this new display, and if they are not, they will be letterboxed (black bars). It has a faster processor, better camera, LTE, and several other improvements, while the. As always, Apple does it right: shipping 21 September in the US, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore - the rest of the world will follow later.
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RE: Letterboxed.
by arcterex on Wed 12th Sep 2012 23:43 UTC in reply to "Letterboxed."
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In general the same rules apply (I assume) to iOS as do to MacOS (or linux, or windows). If it's hardcoded to a certain output resolution (I'd guess mostly games or crappily written apps) then it'll letterbox, if it's not (ie: most sane developers) then it stretches properly with the auto-layout or whatever magic the framework provides.

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