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 Torbjorn Vik Lunde on Thu 13th Sep 2012 05:35 UTC in reply to "Letterboxed."
Torbjorn Vik Lunde
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2009-09-04

They are not limiting the design for engineering reasons, I think they could have any resolution they want. I think they are limiting resolutions to make it much easier for designers to create apps with good design.

They’ve fragmented iOS with this screen change now, but I will still argue that they are way less fragmented than say Android. I only create websites, but even there designing and coding for iOS is much easier. (Due to other reasons as well, such as the crapiness of the pre-Chrome Android browser, really looking forward to more people with Jelly Bean.)

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