Will Apple ever abandon 4:3 aspect ratio?

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  1. kierandill

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    Virtually all tablets, notebooks, desktop monitors, and smartphones have gone to at least a 16:9 ratio, including Apple's own iPhone. Some might argue that a printed page is more square and thus a 4:3 in portrait mode makes sense, but I suspect most reading on an iPad is of web content, which can generally take any shape you want. 4:3 in portrait mode seems to assume an image akin to an 8-1/2x11 sheet of paper.
     
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    No. Too many apps are already written against the current coordinate systems to even think about changing that.
     
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    I hope apple never changes their format. All the other tablets, monitors, etc, are stuuupiiiiddd.
     
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    The only advantage of 16:9 is for HDTV viewing. Other than that, you get a smaller amount of area for the same aspect ratio size. Apple will never change to the 16:9 because it is wrong for the application.
     
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    I hope apple never changes their format
     
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    I used to own an Acer Iconia A500 running Android, I never used it in portrait layout (the screen ended up being too skinny to use like that). Now that I own an iPad3, I still use it in landscape more than portrait, but there are things that I definitely use in portrait that I wouldn't have on Android.
     
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    I have owned an Olympus 4:3 camera for years. So by pure luck, the iPad is perfectly configured for me. :)
     
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    Well I wouldn't say the 4:3 is the best but it is relatively nice. We as humans love the 4:3 because our vision is more wide than long.
     
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    Umm, no. iPhone is 2:3, pretty much the same as metric 'A' series (A4, A5 etc..) dimensions. I find 16:9 is too 'skinny' in portrait mode e.g. for reading; much happier with 4:3 personally, though I could live with 2:3...
     

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