iPad iPad 2 resolution vs iPhone 5

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  1. anamznazn, Nov 8, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2012

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    anamznazn

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    As far as I know, the resolution on the iPad 2 is 1024-by-768 while the iPhone 5 is at 1136-by-640-pixel. They're not too far from each other so I'm just wondering how come iPhone 5 retina supported apps don't look as clear & crisp on the iPad 2 as I would imagine.
     
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    ZBoater

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    The iPad 2 is a 9.7" screen, and the iPhone 5 is only 4"? :confused:

    There's a point where resolution is pointless...
     
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    mattopotamus

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    b.c you are talking about a 9.7" screen vs a 4" screen.
     
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    anamznazn

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    Oh, silly me. I forgot to take the screen size in consideration. :rolleyes:
     
  5. Skika, Nov 8, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2012

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    Wait, iPhone 5 retina apps dont look sharp to you?

    Edit; oh you meant iPhone retina apps on the iPad? As far i am aware only the iPad 3(and 4 obviously) can push retina apps and iPad 2 only does the 3GS resolution. Could be wrong.
     

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