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iPhone 3GS Capable Of HD Output

Posted August 21, 2009 4:00 AM by Tanner Godarzi
Categories: Hardware 

image The iPhone 3GS was created with speed in mind with its 600 MHz ARM based processor and double the amount of memory but an undocumented feature may just prove how fast the 3GS is when compared to its predecessor.

A forum post on WeiPhone by a Chinese iPhone users has revealed that the iPhone 3GS is capable of HD video processing. However, resolutions of 640 x 480 at 30 FPS and 2.5 Mbps is the maximum supported by the iPhone’s video player but a simple third party App called FileAid was used to play back the clip. A small H.264 clip with a resolution of 1920 x 1080P at 30 Mbps was played back on the iPhone successfully which means Apple could’ve simply disabled HD playback on the iPhone 3GS to simply conserve battery life and storage space. While the iPhone’s limited file space would limit the amount of HD content the device can hold, it still has adequate space to hold short HD clips.

However, a small Software update to the iPhone could enable HD output and playback but would most likely be added in conjunction with a new video output cable so users could play content on their high definition TVs.

Via: iPhone Hacks

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