The iPhone isn't widescreen. Not true widescreen, at any rate. Careful analysis by CNet has shown that the iPhone's aspect ratio is 1.5:1 instead of we typically take widescreen to mean, 1.78:1 (16x9). This means that you'll have to have letterbox "real" widescreen programming in order to maintain the proper aspect ratio. (Or you could zoom in, but that's just about the worst idea ever.) Is the iPhone falling apart at the seams? Coupled with yesterday's news of a potential user backlash, Apple may have to get its PR gurus to convince us that the iPhone is still as great as we thought it'd be.


iPhone's downsized wide screen [Crave: the gadget blog via Digg]