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[2]: Letterboxed.
by _txf_ on Thu 13th Sep 2012 10:59 UTC in reply to "RE: Letterboxed."
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iOS handles random resolutions just fine. The current shipping resolutions are 480x320, 960x640, 1024x768, 1136x640 and 2048x1536.

Except that it cant handle arbitrary resolutions or viewport sizes. Instead of having a scalable toolkit everything is arranged on a fixed grid.

Those aren't random resolutions. Most of them are fixed multiples (double each dimension) of the previous resolution.

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