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iPhone 5 has a 4″ screen and is selling 50 million units/quarter. iPhone 6 may have a 5″ Display, does this compute ?

February 25, 2013

iPhone 5 has a 4″ screen and is selling 50 million units/quarter.
iPhone 6 may have a 5″ screen, does this compute ?

The iPad with its 9.7″ display was studied, even to the point that Apple Executives said “no other Pad screen-size would work.” However, be that as it may, the FOLKs, you and me, tens of millions of us, want a more portable iPad. And as you likely have heard reported, Apple is straining to make the the “min” iPads fast enough.

IMHO, a 5″ iPhone 6 will sell like crazy too, as many folks want a bigger screen, even if they need three hands to hold it… Some folks want a smaller foot-print like the present size/shape of the iPhone 5., which is fine too. One size fits all mentality, is a “very bad idea” for devices as personal as SmartPhones.

Apple, forget this notion that ALL the iPhone models must be usable with one hand, and one’s thumb. If I were in the Apple Design chain of command, I’d have THREE iPhone sizes, Standard, Mini, and Pro versions. Lets say 3″, 4″ and 5″ Display models, whatever Apple decides to call it

I don’t care what it costs, figuratively speaking, I want two things:

(A) Bigger iPhone display. (B) Retinal display resolution on the iPad-mini.

One way Apple could get closer to a 5″ display is by increasing the physical size of the current iPhone 5 display while maintaining the 1136Γ—640 pixel “dimension.” The result would spreading all the pixels a bit further apart, resulting in a slightly lower pixel density.

At 4″ diagonally, the 1136Γ—640 pixel display of the iPhone 5 has the same pixel density as the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, which is 326ppi, for the 727,000 pixels. If the Apple engineer stretched, spread out the same 727,000 pixels to a 5″ diagonal screen, the resultant PPI, the pixels per inch, decreases to 264ppi, an almost indistinguishable change visually speaking. Incidentally the pixel density of the Retina display of the iPad v3, is exactly 264ppi. Is this by coincidence too, or by design?

I don’t believe in “coincidences” particularly anything Apple does. EVERYTHING Apple does, they do on purpose. Making Apple devices easy to use, making Apple devices with incredible physical quality, the buttons, their placement, their size, thickness, diameter, the materials, its finish, every minute detail is VERY much “on purpose.”
Multiply this discipline and effort for every component, software interface, user stroke, iOS code line… everything is analyzed, studied, tested, retested… to the “N”th degree…

Another “coincidence”… the newly released iPad-mini’s display resolution, matches the density, 163 ppi, of the iPhones 3G and 3GS.

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