Resolution Smarts by Apple

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by madhatter61, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. madhatter61

    madhatter61 iPad Enthusiast

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    Check this out.

    "What Apple isn't telling people about their reason for using the higher pixel density (that's beyond what average humans can even detect, therefore useless beyond that), is that it has them using screens that are roughly the same density on both iPad and iPhone. So that all Apps can be tweaked to run on all iPlatform devices without needing to be line doubled up to iPad or run a vectoring GPU process down for iPhones and iPods. It's a single platform design then. Smart! ....but not a super break through on it's over 10yr old technology (IPS). They merely shrunk the same die process used in making their old IPS screens. No doubt.... Samsung has been contracted along with LG to supply iPhone 4 screens along with ones for iPad!"

    This is brilliant economy of scale in software development. This could also be a major reason Retina @ 331 ppi won't be coming to iPAD2 larger display. It is all about software, and commonality in apps, folks.
     
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    That's what I've been saying all along. Plus they did a side by side comparison of apple iPad display to iphone4 retina display and said they're nearly identical anyways. Retina display is just a bunch of hype. iPhone needed it because screen so small. iPad screen is big and therefore doesn't need as much to be seen well. Good find though ;-)
     
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    One more point. Zoom is important on the smaller screen, so Retina provides nice detail under zoom. iPad is bigger to start with and doesn't depend as much upon that degree of zoom.

    The real issue of Retina 332ppi in iPad is software modification to accommodate the extra pixels. Xoom has already shown performance hits because the processor has to share... more pixels means more sharing, so performance takes a hit. (just a side note...the only size screen Retina detail has been produced on is 4"... tis a big deal to get perfect pixels in a much larger screen... notice how people will scream with one or more dead pixels.
    Retina is not on the horizon any time soon, except for the I-want crowd.
     

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