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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. jdm.accord's Avatar
      jdm.accord -
      iPad 3 is old news, where is my iPad 17 news? No rumors yet? WTF
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by babyblue_pimp View Post
      Agreed. Text on the iPad looks sub-par since getting the ip4
      Its funny because I didn't think it looked fuzzy until I got my iPhone 4.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I guess it's like seeing HD tv for the first time
    1. Lokenall's Avatar
      Lokenall -
      The iPad 154 will have full support for USB 2.0. Hehehehahaha

      I have always thought the text on my iPhone 4 has looked very crisp. Never noticed text being fuzzy. That sucks if others are experiencing that.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Text on iPhone 4 has always been crisp for me
    1. djrbx's Avatar
      djrbx -
      Guys, don't forget this is Apple we are talking about. They have a long history of just adding the basics of new features to keep customers buying and upgrading. I highly doubt that the graphics will change in the next iteration of the iPad. Camera yes, but graphics will be the same. I see this, probably the same A4 CPU, 512 MB of memory to match the iPhone 4, VGA front camera and a 0.7-1 MP back facing camera. Nothing more.

      Apple does this as to not piss off early adopters as well as make enough improvements to get new customers. It's a smart strategy. It's always going to be 2 revisions up before enough changes are made to upgrade an existing product.

      Take the iPhone for example. The first iPhone had only the basic features to entice customers. Once the iPhone 3G came out, it was not enough for early adopters to upgrade but enough to get everyone who did not purchase an iPhone to get one. Then the iPhone 3GS was released, iPhone 1 customers upgraded while most iPhone 3G customers stayed. iPhone 4 came out and it was enough changes to upgrade the 3G but not enough to upgrade the 3GS. Long story short, if you have an iPad, you wil probably not be upgrading to an iPad 2 unless you have unlimited disposable income. If you don't have an iPad yet, the iPad 2 will make you want to get one for the first time. Current owners of the iPad will jump on the iPad 3 while iPad 2 owners will pass and get the iPad 4 once announced.

      Apple products always have a minimum 2 year life span before upgrading is actually worth it.

      Food for thought.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      True but I have to have every release
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      I'm not as anti-rumor as some people on here, but can we please wait until the thing is down to at least a year before release?
    1. powa's Avatar
      powa -
      If ipad 2 doesn't have retina display, i'll probably go for Xoom
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      I'm not as anti-rumor as some people on here, but can we please wait until the thing is down to at least a year before release?
      why?
    1. Nickaroni22's Avatar
      Nickaroni22 -
      So how many people are gonna pass on iPad 2, and wait for iPad 3? I would hope there'd be some improvement in the resolution of the iPad 2, over the orginal.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Nickaroni22 View Post
      So how many people are gonna pass on iPad 2, and wait for iPad 3? I would hope there'd be some improvement in the resolution of the iPad 2, over the orginal.
      I would never pass on a new device
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Already talking about iPad 3?? We don't even know what the iPad 2 will have yet lol. One product at a time people! Hehe..

      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      I would never pass on a new device
      Neither would I, I love playing with each new device too much!
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      well I have issues
    1. djrbx's Avatar
      djrbx -
      Quote Originally Posted by powa View Post
      If ipad 2 doesn't have retina display, i'll probably go for Xoom
      People keep forgetting that "Retina" is just a marketing term. Apple's definition of a Retina display is that they pack more pixels than the human eye can see. In short, the iPad does not need a Retina display cause the screen itself is great for the size of the iPad. Applications made for the iPad look great as well. It's those applications built for the iPhone but installed on an iPad that look subpar. Software wise, Retina can be done. There is an application on the iPad through cydia that give retina like results for some iPhone apps. Granted, it is not true Retina, but works quite well.
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      Isnt apple all about future technology so I don't see why they don't create a revolution now
    1. ish8894's Avatar
      ish8894 -
      In other news, there is speculation of the iPhone 9 featuring hologram projector.
    1. athleticswimmer's Avatar
      athleticswimmer -
      Honestly I haven't used an iPhone 4 so I don't know how it feels to see RETINA STYLE.....but what I do know is that the ipad screen (to me) is great right now! it could be better yes but unless apple gives it a retina display or atleast something close to it it's not worth bumping up the pixels because at the end of the day your eye wont tell the difference and youll just be paying more... Im NOT saying i don't want a retina display cuz I REALLY DO! im just saying I dont want to be paying more for something I can't even tell the difference with, but if there isnt change in price than yes I would like to have the ipad screen "bumped" up.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      I would never pass on a new device
      Lol you have that choice.

      Quote Originally Posted by Mrteacup View Post
      Isnt apple all about future technology so I don't see why they don't create a revolution now
      No. Steve Jobs said when unveiling iOS 4 "Apple is not about being the first. It's about being the best."
    1. Sasukekun77's Avatar
      Sasukekun77 -
      Quote Originally Posted by NumbaOneI View Post
      Ipad 6 does ur hw for u.

      Hmmm sounds like something useful xD iPad 7 Breaks Up with Your Girlfriends for u :P

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