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Apple is pathetic.

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Why is everybody using gaming as an example as to why Apple needs to jack up the resolution on their phones? How about keeping the resolution the same, and making a screen that uses less electricity. That would be an innovation, not cramming in more pixels. Using portable games as an incentive to have more PPI seems sort of redundant on a device originally used to make phone calls
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post #283 of 326
Quote:
Originally Posted by alex-fitton View Post
They should just patent the processor and get it over and done with. They would be the only person who can build a Computer then.

(i haven't looked if there already is patents on it)
Actually I'm pretty sure Apple has the patent for allowing external devices like memory, the gpu, and the mouse/keyboard to contact the CPU.

Quote:
Originally Posted by steelbom View Post
Actually, everything will be proportionally larger. That letter on the iPhone 5 will be larger than it was on the iPhone 4, since the pixels are physically larger and need to be stretched further across the display. Look at a 23" monitor with a 1080p resolution and then a 27" monitor with a 1080p resolution, you'll see the same content much larger on the latter. The only way to fit more content would be to proportionally shrink the UI according to the increase in screen size, which in my mind would be very difficult.
Actually it won't. Computer monitors have a low DPI (usually around 100). It makes sense for 1 dot to equal 1 pixel, but that doesn't make sense in smartphones, where displaying text like that makes it unreadable.

Look at the difference between the 3GS and 4. The text and icons in the 3GS are the same size as they are in the 4, despite being just 1/4 of the resolution. If they weren't the iPhone 4's screen would look like this:




Shrinking the UI proportional to the DPI isn't hard. Android does it. Even Windows can do it. In Android the scaling is based on the DPI value found in the settings. When you write apps in Android you target a DPI range, not a specific resolution, and Android takes care of the rest.

Tweaking the value gives you some interesting results:




I believe this was on the original Galaxy Tab. Dropping the DPI setting allows you to display text at the same size as on a smartphone, despite the larger screen size.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jellis142 View Post
Why is everybody using gaming as an example as to why Apple needs to jack up the resolution on their phones? How about keeping the resolution the same, and making a screen that uses less electricity. That would be an innovation, not cramming in more pixels. Using portable games as an incentive to have more PPI seems sort of redundant on a device originally used to make phone calls
Cus, gaming is om nom nom.
Quote:
Originally Posted by nathris View Post
Actually it won't. Computer monitors have a low DPI (usually around 100). It makes sense for 1 dot to equal 1 pixel, but that doesn't make sense in smartphones, where displaying text like that makes it unreadable.

Look at the difference between the 3GS and 4. The text and icons in the 3GS are the same size as they are in the 4, despite being just 1/4 of the resolution. If they weren't the iPhone 4's screen would look like this:

<snip>


Shrinking the UI proportional to the DPI isn't hard. Android does it. Even Windows can do it. In Android the scaling is based on the DPI value found in the settings. When you write apps in Android you target a DPI range, not a specific resolution, and Android takes care of the rest.

Tweaking the value gives you some interesting results:

<snip>

I believe this was on the original Galaxy Tab. Dropping the DPI setting allows you to display text at the same size as on a smartphone, despite the larger screen size.
That's because the resolution is an exact double and the screen remains the same size. When you adjust the screen though, you either need more pixels or to stretch those pixels. You could shrink the UI, but could you do it so everything is the same exact physical size in comparison to other iOS devices? My point was it will stretch unless Apple codes it otherwise, but they will probably do if possible.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by andos View Post
What's next, are they gonna patent the power button?
I think they've already done that...
   
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Quote:
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Good Lord... Whoever approved this patent is insane.
or bribed? are the patent people prone to bribery?
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or bribed? are the patent people prone to bribery?
I think that for a patent to not be granted, it must be disputed by someone else.
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"Display an icon telling punters they have to unlock the device;"

Im sure my nokia 3210 had this....
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Just In! Apple patents all batteries!
    
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To be honest, this isnt Apples fault. Yes they are applying for outrageous patents, but its the crackheads at the patent office who are granting them.

I want whatever they are smoking.
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