iPhone Uses 1.5:1 Aspect Ratio

Looks like Apple has some ‘splaining to do. Seems the iPhone isn’t going to be a conformist anytime soon. Apple is using a proprietary 1.5:1 aspect ratio for video playback as opposed to the normal 16:9 widescreen mode. Why would Apple do this when even their own AppleTV uses 16:9?

Movies aren’t going to look horrible or anything like that, but those hoping for a “true widescreen iPod” are going to be disappointed. It sucks, but don’t let it get you down. After all, do you really want to spend three hours watching a movie on a cellphone?

iPhone’s downsized wide screen [Crave]