Chinese iPhone User Claims High-Definition Video Playback on 3G S

iPhone 3GS

Reports have been received that recently on the internet an iPhone user claimed to demonstrate a high-definition video (720p and 1080p) on his iPhone 3GS.

The user reportedly conducted a series of tests by using the iPhone application ‘FileAid’ to transfer video of high resolution and bit rate to his iPhone 3GS. The tests show acceptable video performance for up to 1980 x 1080 resolutions at over 30 Mbps.

An internet forum indicates that the latest iPhone is capable to play both 720p and 1080p video files that are encoded in H.264 by using the built-in video player. The forum suggests that Apple is placed arbitrary limits on the iPhone 3G S either to maximize battery life or for keeping it function more consistently. It is said that this iPhone user used the free document storage and FileAid application to circumvent the video restrictions of Apple. He was able to play files up to 30 Mbps in the 1980×1080 resolutions through the built-in video player of iPhone 3GS.

Such a high-resolution video is not right for the iPhone 3G S that offers a display of only 480 x 320 pixels. Many iPhone users want to output video on external monitors, but the iPhone 3GS is limited in that regard to the 640 x 480 resolution and 1.5 Mbps level used by older previous models.

This latest report shows that the hardware of the iPhoen3G S may be able to it to some extent, but Apple has chosen not to enable this device for now.

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