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 _txf_ on Wed 12th Sep 2012 20:24 UTC in reply to "Letterboxed."
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Even MacOS Classic handled display resolution dynamically, and while even hobby OSes or GUI frameworks can handle it fine, iOS, written only 5-6 years ago, was not designed with multiple resolutions in mind!?!

Apple had an MO of bizarre hacks in regards to engineering solutions. Sometimes they work well enough, for long enough, for them to fix the problems in the future or dump the original implementation.

In this particular instance they pretty much hacked themselves into a corner.

Incidentally, it is also the reason that the ipad3 has such a large resolution with superfluous pixels that do not make a difference at normal viewing distances.

Edited 2012-09-12 20:25 UTC

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RE[2]: Letterboxed.
by Mellin on Thu 13th Sep 2012 21:27 in reply to "RE: Letterboxed."
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System 7.5 for PPC was a hack (gave that nice System error 11)

/will be downvoted by appletards fallowing me around on osnews

Edited 2012-09-13 21:27 UTC

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RE[3]: Letterboxed.
by Mellin on Fri 14th Sep 2012 18:55 in reply to "RE[2]: Letterboxed."
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i was right a stupid fucking idiotic appletard downvoted me again

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