1. zoso10's Avatar
    It's been rumored and I'm we all hope that the next iPad will sport the retina display. But I looked at it a little closer and thought about it some. If it does it'll be a monstrous resolution.

    The original iPhone went from 320x480 to 640x960.
    That's 4 times the pixel density or just twice the size of each side.

    If the same goes for iPad 2 that means 1024x768 will be 2048x1536!!

    2048x1536 is a huge picture!! Yeah it'll look stunning but now it doesn't even seem realistic. That's a better resolution than my iMac. What are your guys' thoughts??
    2010-11-03 08:41 PM
  2. StealthBravo's Avatar
    I hope it does. That would be amazing
    2010-11-03 08:45 PM
  3. XFaega's Avatar
    If anything maybe 1920X1080 or 1920X1200.
    2010-11-03 09:14 PM
  4. Poseidon79's Avatar
    In order to have the "Retina display" it must have the same pixel density per inch which is 326ppi. The iPad already has a density of 132ppi so to go up to "retina" quality = 2.47 times. This would equate to final resolution of approx 2529 x 1896. This will never happen but I can see it getting better than it is now.

    BTW someone double check my math in case I screwed it up.
    2010-11-03 09:34 PM
  5. zoso10's Avatar
    Yeah you're right it would be determined on ppi, and your math is all correct. 2529x1896 doesn't make any sense and I think Apple is going to stay with the 3:4 ratio so I doubt 1920x1080 or 1920x1200. 1920x1440 is 3:4 ratio. I would believe that over anything.

    Oh did a little more math and the actual iPhone resolution is 329.65 ppi. Apple is being modest by 3.65 pixels...
    2010-11-04 04:33 PM
  6. Simon's Avatar
    Ya I dont see them make too big of a jump in resolution for the next iPad.
    2010-11-04 04:40 PM
  7. StealthBravo's Avatar
    Well in either case, im ready for preorder
    2010-11-04 04:44 PM
  8. Simon's Avatar
    Ya me too, gotta have me the newest Apple stuff
    2010-11-04 05:06 PM
  9. StealthBravo's Avatar
    My wife wants me to seek professional help
    2010-11-04 05:15 PM
  10. Simon's Avatar
    In the same boat as you there. I have iPhones for everyone in the family and a iPad. Even my two kids have their own iphones (just for games, no sim in them) and they are 3 and 1. Pretty good testament to ease of use when a 1 year old can unlock and play games on a iPhone. She didn't even have issues with folders when 4.0 came out.
    2010-11-04 05:23 PM
  11. zoso10's Avatar
    In the same boat as you there. I have iPhones for everyone in the family and a iPad. Even my two kids have their own iphones (just for games, no sim in them) and they are 3 and 1. Pretty good testament to ease of use when a 1 year old can unlock and play games on a iPhone. She didn't even have issues with folders when 4.0 came out.
    Haha that's awesome. My niece loves using my iPad. She'll play with cat piano for hours!
    2010-11-04 07:00 PM
  12. Simon's Avatar
    Ya I think my son uses my iPad more than I do
    2010-11-04 07:05 PM
  13. Poseidon79's Avatar
    Can't wait to put my iPad up for sale on craigslist and get the new one!
    2010-11-04 07:18 PM
  14. StealthBravo's Avatar
    oh me too
    2010-11-04 07:48 PM
  15. mortopher's Avatar
    My wife wants me to seek professional help
    You're fine until you've taped a cutout of Jobs' head over hers in your wedding photos.
    2010-11-04 08:09 PM
  16. StealthBravo's Avatar
    You're fine until you've taped a cutout of Jobs' head over hers in your wedding photos.
    LOL epic
    2010-11-04 08:20 PM
  17. Imahottguy's Avatar
    I doubt that Apple will do anything big with resolution, a retina display on iPad sounds expensive... But I don't know.. Oh and my son has his own page of apps, he is two and a half lol. He loves cat piano, and the koi pond.

    To me, a higher res screen won't determine whether or not I will buy the next gen. Then again, I am very satisfied with the current model. What I want to see is a memory boost, maybe 1GB, why not?
    And it will be like a taco inside a taco within a Taco Bell that's inside a KFC that's within a mall that's inside your dream!
    2010-11-05 12:09 AM
  18. Simon's Avatar
    A memory boost would be nice. So would a front facing camera. Pretty sure we will see those two additions on iPad 2.
    2010-11-05 12:13 AM
  19. StealthBravo's Avatar
    Front facing camera, and memory boost should be in the bank
    2010-11-05 12:20 AM
  20. zoso10's Avatar
    Yeah I at least hope they up the resolution just a little. It'd make reading a little nicer.
    2010-11-05 02:15 AM
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