iPad 2 Will Feature 2048×1536 Display?


When the iPad was first released, it was haled for it’s crisp, vivid display. But after the world was exposed to the iPhone 4 and it’s Retina display, the iPad’s slab of glass sort of lost its luster. With that said, countless rumors have been circulating the last several months pointing to a new, updated Retina Display on the iPad.

Thanks to @Xuzz, it appears we now know what Apple has in store for the iPad 2′s display. The most surprising aspect — it isn’t actually a “retina display” in the 300ppi sense. Instead, it’s a simple pixel-doubling from 1024 x 768 to 2048 x 1536, which works out to roughly 260ppi. Why simply pixel double instead of going for an actual “Retina Display”? Developers. Expanding by a perfect 2x size gives developers a much needed break. If Apple does go with a real 300+ppi display, however, it will mean developers will have to take extra time in designing applications and how they will appear on the different sized screens.

As for the image above, a recent update of iBooks spilled the beans. Unfortunately, Apple has since removed the offending images and locked us into secrecy once again. Just be glad the iPad 2 is slated to launch in the not too distant future. In the meantime — Do you think a 2048 x 1536 iPad 2 will be enough to fend of this year’s onslaught of non-iOS tablets, or does Apple need to try harder?

Via: Macrumors


  • January 15, 2011 7:41 pm
  • by: Mike
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