Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Mar 2012 10:42 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Over the years, one thing has been very hard to grasp for some people: the fact that people want smartphones with 4.0"+ screens. These 'some people' seem to believe that because Apple chose a 3.5" display, any display size that isn't 3.5" is wrong. Keep that in mind when you read Samsung's latest little communiqué: the Korean giant has sold (not shipped, sold) more than 5 million Galaxy Notes. Which has a 5.3" screen.
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RE: Correction
by AnythingButVista on Thu 29th Mar 2012 13:56 UTC in reply to "Correction"
AnythingButVista
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2008-08-27

People think they want a larger screen.

At least with Android you are allowed to think and want whatever you want. With iOS you have to want what Apple wants you to want.

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RE[2]: Correction
by lindkvis on Thu 29th Mar 2012 14:21 in reply to "RE: Correction"
lindkvis Member since:
2006-11-21

"People think they want a larger screen.

At least with Android you are allowed to think and want whatever you want. With iOS you have to want what Apple wants you to want.
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It is definitely the case that you have to accept the whole thing or nothing when it comes to Apple products. After all, they only produce a limited number of products for iOS. And unless you like the package (iOS, iDevices, iTunes, iCloud, etc.) there are better choices out there. There is no doubt this is a weakness of the Apple products.

However, don't presume for a minute that Apple customers cannot think for themselves. Lots of Apple customers are of the opinion that the whole package works for them and I'm certainly still willing to forego some features for the convenience of the full Apple ecosystem.

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RE[2]: Correction
by dsmogor on Thu 29th Mar 2012 15:36 in reply to "RE: Correction"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

Apple has put itself between a rock and the hard place.
On the one hand their development model ignores resolution independence, so adding more pixels (if not doubling) is out of the question.
On other hand the retina display myth will be bursted once they will release a stretched screen.
They could get away with it if the biggest Android res was 960x540 (i.e. a year ago), but now we are heavily entrenched in HD era. Iphone 5 will have to offer a lot of advantages to cover its inevitable screen fiasco.

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RE[3]: Correction
by pos3 on Thu 29th Mar 2012 16:09 in reply to "RE[2]: Correction"
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2010-06-25

"development model ignores resolution independence" - is this true. I always wondered that apple don't want to release 3.5+ model due to the way ios works.

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RE[3]: Correction
by modmans2ndcoming on Sat 31st Mar 2012 17:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Correction"
modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

That would make sense except for the fact that iPhone apps can work on the iPad.

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