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Old Jan 5, 2013, 03:10 AM   #1
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Device with double of the iPhone resolution shows up

http://www.reddit.com/r/apple/commen...h_1280x2272px/

Interestingly, the device appears to be from the area where Apple tests the device. And if Apple made a "Retina+" display, it seems logical to double the resolution
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 04:03 AM   #2
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What would be the point of a retina+ display? The whole point of a retina display is that you cant distinguish between individual pixels with the naked eye.
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 04:17 AM   #3
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Silly, just plain silly.
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What would be the point of a retina+ display? The whole point of a retina display is that you cant distinguish between individual pixels with the naked eye.
Larger screen?
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 07:00 AM   #5
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What would be the point of a retina+ display? The whole point of a retina display is that you cant distinguish between individual pixels with the naked eye.
Precisely. We don't even need 720p displays, let alone Retina+ or whatever that is.
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 07:00 AM   #6
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Larger screen?
Possibly, but I don't want it to be a galaxy S3 screen. 4.3"-4.6" is the upper limit for me.

And I honestly doubt it as well. Why use significantly more battery for a change that will be nearly imperceptible to the user?
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 07:41 AM   #7
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Could it be a new iPad mini? Pixel doubling is the easiest way to get a retina display, but it isn't the only way, and iPad mini already has a higher pixel density (due to the smaller size) than the iPad 2 with the same resolution, and therefore needs a smaller improvement to be retina. They already shook things up with the taller iPhone 5 screen, maybe they're ready to fragment iPads too?
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 07:42 AM   #8
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The math works out for a retina mini - 2272x1280 on a 7.9 screen is 330 ppi.
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The math works out for a retina mini - 2272x1280 on a 7.9 screen is 330 ppi.
I was hoping somebody would do the math, thanks! But at 16:9, is it likely? What else could it be?
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 08:17 AM   #10
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I was hoping somebody would do the math, thanks! But at 16:9, is it likely? What else could it be?
I think so. Why not?

The current ipad mini is basically just an ipad 2 - from its screen res to its SoC.

If you're going to make a retina one, why not start anew? Why not choose a res that's exactly double that of the iphone. Kinda makes sense to me.

But, who nose?
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 08:24 AM   #11
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There was lots of talk of filing down fingertips and 40% more area going with a 4:3 screen rather than 16:9, so I don't think anybody is expecting a widescreen iPad. An iPad mini with retina display is inevitable, however. Maybe it'll be 4:3 for most apps, with the black bar at the bottom being used for soft buttons, then use the whole screen for widescreen video? Speculation is fun, but I can't wait to see what's announced next!
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 08:52 AM   #12
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I was hoping somebody would do the math, thanks! But at 16:9, is it likely? What else could it be?
I'd say no. Unless they move all the iPads to 16:9, which would be really dumb. Developers would all have to redesign their apps, and the tablet would look goofy in portrait. If they are going to retina-ize the Mini, it'll be the same resolution as the retina iPad.
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 09:26 AM   #13
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They may double the resolution to make up to a 5 inch phone to compete with the Droid DNA and it's crazy pixel density.
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