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Would You Read an eBook on the iPhone 5?

Today Apple unveiled the iPhone 5, a thinner smartphone with a 4-inch screen and a 16:9 aspect ratio–a common display standard for many computers and televisions.

It will be great for movies, but will people use it for reading books? During the one-hour iPhone 5 portion of the presentation, digital books were never mentioned. All eReading apps will either be letterboxed or updated on the new device, but do you think 4-inches will improve the reading experience?

Here’s more from Ars Technica: “The new screen resolution is the oft-rumored 1136 x 640, meaning the display of the iPhone 4 and 4S has simply been elongated, both physically and in terms of pixel rows. To quote Phil, “you see, we’re able to add a 5th row of icons.” All of Apple’s own software has been updated for the new resolution and screen size, while older third-party apps will be letterboxed where necessary. ”

 

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