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  • iPad 3 to feature Retina Display?


    This has been a hot topic of discussion, as the iPad 2 should be coming shortly, and many of us are wondering if there will be an upgraded screen resolution. PC World has been reporting on the topic and says that IDC analyst, Tom Mainelli, commented that Apple will indeed bring Retina displays to the iPad, but not until about 2012, meaning that this would be possibly for the 3rd Generation iPad and not the iPad 2.

    "I think the Digitimes story probably got the resolution right, but the iPad version wrong," Mainelli told PCWorld via e-mail. "Our sources say Apple has requested that manufacturers begin work on displays with that resolution for the iPad 3."
    "I don't believe anybody is ready to produce that resolution in volumes at this point. And Apple is going to require huge volumes for the iPad 2," he added.
    With all the fuss and buzz over a retina display iPad, there are tons of factors that have to be taken in, especially compatibility with current apps and the transition that would have to occur in order to maintain a good reason for getting an Retina display iPad.

    For now, it looks like nothing new until the iPad 3. Keep your eyes peeled tho, as nothing is for sure just yet. It is understood that the iPad 2 might feature a dual-core graphics chip capable of playing 1080p HD videos, including the ability to have a high-resolution Retina display, so you never really know until its official.



    Source: iPad 2 Won't Have 2048 by 1536 Resolution--But iPad 3 Might - PCWorld
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPad 3 to feature Retina Display? started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 59 Comments
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Man apple is putting on the moves man.
    1. carolinacobras's Avatar
      carolinacobras -
      cool!
    1. NumbaOneI's Avatar
      NumbaOneI -
      Ipad 6 does ur hw for u.
    1. frail1's Avatar
      frail1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by nickhesson View Post

      an Retina display iPad.
      argh!
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Um, doesn't the iPad already have better graphics than the iPhone 4 which has Retina display? If Retina Display isn't a big fancy word for good graphics, then what is it?
    1. crankz1's Avatar
      crankz1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by whereswaldo View Post
      Um, doesn't the iPad already have better graphics than the iPhone 4 which has Retina display? If Retina Display isn't a big fancy word for good graphics, then what is it?
      Pretty sure it's just a certain level of resolution for a given screen size in which the human eye can't easily see individual pixels.
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Quote Originally Posted by whereswaldo View Post
      Um, doesn't the iPad already have better graphics than the iPhone 4 which has Retina display? If Retina Display isn't a big fancy word for good graphics, then what is it?
      "Retina Display" is nothing more than a buzz word for a display with a high number pixels per inch. The iPhone 4 has a higher number of pixels per inch than the iPad. It doesn't relate to the quality of graphics, but isn't it the iPhone 4 that has the better graphics and CPU?
    1. MLGKorno's Avatar
      MLGKorno -
      Quote Originally Posted by feidhlim1986 View Post
      "Retina Display" is nothing more than a buzz word for a display with a high number pixels per inch. The iPhone 4 has a higher number of pixels per inch than the iPad. It doesn't relate to the quality of graphics, but isn't it the iPhone 4 that has the better graphics and CPU?
      The iPhone 4 has the exact same A4 chip; The CPU is not in any way "Better". They're the same.
    1. Quaddy's Avatar
      Quaddy -
      this is just getting silly now, inevitable, but silly

      how many generations ahead does a site have to report on to be down with the kids?
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I just hope for a small bump in res
    1. babyblue_pimp's Avatar
      babyblue_pimp -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      I just hope for a small bump in res
      Agreed. Text on the iPad looks sub-par since getting the ip4
    1. bobby563's Avatar
      bobby563 -
      I don't think they are going to up the res. a lil now. I think it's all or nothing, like with the iPhone.
      But they really should make it retina.
      The iPad screen was great before I got an iPhone 4. Now it just doesn't seem sharp enough whenever I wanna read something.
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Quote Originally Posted by MLGKorno View Post
      The iPhone 4 has the exact same A4 chip; The CPU is not in any way "Better". They're the same.
      Ah yes you're right. I forgot the iPad had the A4 too.
    1. buttrr76's Avatar
      buttrr76 -
      Who cares about iPad 3 when iPad 2 is not even out yet. Why are we writing about Rumors for a product that won't hit our market until 2012. Modmyi not what it used to be. You just seem redundant or way behind in the news. Lol I remember the good o days of modmyiphone.com
    1. carbeto's Avatar
      carbeto -
      Plus 2012 it's the end of the world as we know it.
    1. Dragonx151's Avatar
      Dragonx151 -
      Quote Originally Posted by NumbaOneI View Post
      Ipad 6 does ur hw for u.
      I'll buy 4, one for each class so that it's done extra quick! Lmao
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Ok so are we going to get a Retina Display or no?? Because there was an article like a week ago or so that said that it wouldn't make sense. Arrgh all the apple rumors . I wonder if there's going to be rumors about a "White iPad" or a "White iPod touch" soon enough
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ipodtouchman77 View Post
      Ok so are we going to get a Retina Display or no?? Because there was an article like a week ago or so that said that it wouldn't make sense. Arrgh all the apple rumors . I wonder if there's going to be rumors about a "White iPad" or a "White iPod touch" soon enough
      Shhhhhhhh!
      Don't give them any ideas!
    1. blueblaze4444's Avatar
      blueblaze4444 -
      I say it's either NOW or LATER. I do not think that there will be an in-between "slightly bumped" res and then later a retina display. Developers would have to make 3 different applications to fir the resolution of the specific iPad Generation. Then some apps will look bad and others won't....uggh ...confusion. Give me the "retina display" or "higher resolution" NOW or LATER and when it happens don't change it for a very long time
    1. syedsufyan's Avatar
      syedsufyan -
      Damn! Only 8 months to play until the world ends!