Double Resolution For iPad 2? Possible Retina Display?
This is a discussion on Double Resolution For iPad 2? Possible Retina Display? within the Apple iPad News forums, part of the Apple iPad Forums category; Reading blogs like Daring Fireball and Techcrunch this morning, the consensus seems to be that the new screen will be better but doubling very unlikely.
Reading blogs like Daring Fireball and Techcrunch this morning, the consensus seems to be that the new screen will be better but doubling very unlikely.
Logical if you want apps to run smoothly like the iPhone/iPad transition, but battery and hardware demands make it very doubtful. Probably 1280x1024.
Shame as I love the thought.
01-19-2011 04:27 AM
Also remember that the added resolution requires much more processor and graphics processing. So to take advantage of this insane resolution Apple would have to make the iPad MUCH more powerful.
Remember that is not double the resolution, that is four times the pixels. Sadly they processing power isn't ready for a tablet device. That resolution will not be coming this year.
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Where do I get a crystal ball like the one that you're using?
While I agree that it is improbable, it's impossible to know already what wil be or will not be coming this year.
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One of the greatest things about the iPad is the tremendous battery life, to adequately run a display of this rez would require a processor upgrade (probably an A5), you can kiss your 10 hour battery span goodbye. While I think a better display is a great idea I also think that something this drastic while captivating will not show up in the new iPad, this would be a quantum leap from the current display and given Apples track record is something that would probably be "rolled"out over several generations of Pads if at all. Just my 2 cents.
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I agree that they need to stay ahead but in this particular case, the screen resolution this post is talking about would be nothing more than bragging rights. Many full blown gaming PC's can't even run that resolution smoothly. It wouldn't even be utilised by the iPad due to the lack of processing power. I don't even think the 3rd Gen iPad will be able to run a full screen game smoothly at that resolution.
Originally Posted by freebirdforever
With that said, I actually hope Apple does pull it off, it will be an awesome device, but realistically, it won't happen.
I am betting the iPad 2 will have the exact same resolution that the current generation model has. I can see Apple going with a different panel if it offers better power consumption, viewing angle, brightness, etc. but not higher resolution. It all comes down to app development. All of the app writers already had to come up with new graphics to support the iPad as it is. I really don't see Apple asking those people to go back and do another rewrite one year later to support yet another screen resolution. Unless Apple has some really magical scaling hardware built into the new iPad to support the current apps I just don't see a new resolution being realistic at this point.
If the price doesn't increase this would be a killer feature for photographers.
People are starting to mount iPads onto their cameras and I can tell you that for things like macros no one else would have a comeback.
Also, for zooming this would be heaven for all the pixel peepers.
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