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San Francisco: Reports online say the Apple iPad 3 will in fact include a 2048 x 1536 resolution retina display. You might recall – in a piece we ran prelaunch on aNewDomain Unplugged — we asked Is 2048 x 1536 too crazy?
Reports are circulating online now that it is official. That’s the retina display 2048 x 1536 — our Brian Burgess told you about it back in October 2011 — is the plan for the iPad 3. So what has changed?
Given that Asian display makers LG and Samsung have in the past expressed difficulty — probably with yield rates and density issues in making the 2048 x 1536 resolution retina displays — this sounds risky. What do you think?
In case you’re wondering, the 2048 x 1536 resolution Apple reportedly plans for the Apple iPad 3 equates to about 264 pixels per inch (PPI), twice the (pixel density) of the current iPad 2.
If you’re one of our many readers in Asia or elsewhere in display manufacturing who has an opinion or insight on this, email me at gina@aNewDomain.net. Thanks to all on Google + who contributed to this story.
I don’t think it’s necessary on a 10” device. The current display is sufficient IMO.
Gimme that resolution on a TV
That is a lot of pixels — If they do it, Apple must really be making strides in processing speed and power management.
I think it is overkill and they are going to have terrific yield problems, but we’ll see!
It is not a true retina display — this is a high def display. But it’s still pretty amazing. Overkill, probably. Yield problems — likely at big volumes. But imagine how rich the video will look, even in that small screen …
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