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07-06-2011, 08:39 AM #1
"iPad 2 Plus" With High-Res Screen Rumored
A new report from sources familiar with Apple's iPad line-up says Apple may release a new iPad this year but not the iPad 3. This new model will showcase a new high-res display with much greater pixel density however will not be 3rd generation; it has been called at this time the "iPad 2 Plus".
FBR Capital Markets analyst Craig Berger stated that based on his watch of Apple's overseas supply chain, he can conclude that Apple could release an updated iPad 2, an "iPad 2 Plus," this year. He was tipped that component makers have received quotes from Apple suggesting a device, however no shipment or schedule in this regard has been confirmed.
Berger mentioned that Apple's migration could fix the iPad 2 Plus with a pixel density of 132 ppi to 250-300 ppi (ppi = pixels per square inch)(the current iPhone 4 is 336 ppi). Despite the certainty in his information, Berger cautions one from believing right off the bat that the iPad 2 Plus is a go. He himself would need to hear more information about the new hardware before "fully" believing Apple was migrating to this alternative.
Berger's information goes contrary to recent reports about the iPad 3 releasing this year (September-October). If he is indeed correct, Apple may release an expansion to the iPad 2 with a higher-res display. Information regarding other possible features that could be placed on this "iPad 2 Plus" are unknown.
Last edited by Joshua Tucker; 07-06-2011 at 08:51 AM.
07-06-2011, 09:08 AM #2
Can I pre order yet?
07-06-2011, 09:11 AM #3
07-06-2011, 09:17 AM #4
Guess a higher-res display means less battery life if everything else stays the same?
07-06-2011, 09:30 AM #5
This marketing idea = FAIL
Why would I get an existing model with a slightly better screen vs. wait for a newer faster iPad3? They should of waited and just released a 3rd gen with a retina display.
07-06-2011, 09:33 AM #6
07-06-2011, 09:34 AM #7
I really don't want to have to choose between a new iPhone or new iPad
07-06-2011, 09:41 AM #8
07-06-2011, 09:46 AM #9
I dont understand why a newer version of the ipad is coming out
Not being funny the ipad 2 has just come out I cant see apple lauching a Plus / ipad 3 it would just be stupid... at this rate Ipad 6 will be here in 2 and a half years
07-06-2011, 09:48 AM #10
Relax. It's not very likely to actually happen.
07-06-2011, 09:52 AM #11
Apple needs to work on a reason for me to actually own one of these iPads.. other than just being cool because I have one.
I see no justification for owning one.. It's just a big *** iPod.
I had a iPad 2 for 3 weeks before I sold it.
07-06-2011, 10:16 AM #12
07-06-2011, 11:44 AM #13
Didn't they do the same thing with the 3GS? That happened to be my favorite phone.
07-06-2011, 12:09 PM #14
So many kiddies on here, with their IPad 3, Ipad 6 blah, blah, blah rants. Get over it. You are not the market, nor the market movers.
I will gladly buy one of these if and when they are available. I felt cheated that the IPad 2 was rushed to market without a retina-esque screen resolution, when evidence of such a device was compelling.
I gave my IPad to my gf when I bought the IPad 2 and I will give that to my niece for her BDay if this is for sale in October. I think Apple's short product cycle is great for gifting; everyone feels like I gave them something new, lol.
Also, I always felt that the screen resolution and memory capacity were lacking, so maybe the higher resolution will also bring a memory increase as well.
And from a jailbreaking POV, it will be easier to j/b a screen modified IPad 2 than a totally new IPad 3. Buying this in October will hold me over until the late spring / early summer 2012, when the IPad 3 j/b will be available.
07-06-2011, 12:56 PM #15
That's a pretty huge update for a simple "Plus" moniker. Besides, I think the A5 chip would probably need an upgrade to the integrated GPU before that happened, maybe even a quad-core processor.
Although, there's no doubt that Apple will adopt a high-resolution screen for the iPad at some point.
07-06-2011, 02:37 PM #16
07-06-2011, 02:53 PM #17
My guess the resolution will be 1440 x 1080
This resolution maintain the ratio of iPad 1/2 and double the density.
"iPad 2 Plus with a pixel density of 132 ppi to 250-300"
132 x 1.977 = 261, so it's in range :-)
btw, forget about FHD.
Cause to maintain the ratio it will have to be 1920 x 1440.
It's 3.5 the density (462). higher than the iPhone 4.
But I won't mind a 13" iPad with that resolution ;-)
07-06-2011, 04:25 PM #18
But will it fly like the new MB Airs? That is the question.
07-06-2011, 05:38 PM #19
07-06-2011, 06:24 PM #20