iPad 12.9 iPad pro will have a resolution of 3072x2304

betabeta

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I just can't see any reason for the iPad Air going 3x, (3072x2304) would just impact performance and battery.

Now seeing someone found 3x ipad assets in the new beta iOS, this can only be for the new plus or pro 12.9 iPad. No 4x ipad assets so no 4k display yet.

That would be a ppi of around 300 for a 12.9 screen, which is better than the iPad Air, and a great starting point and gives people another reason to jump to the 12.9

I think the 12.9 will also be very light and have some new input device for pro artists, and multitasking. And the resolution is certainly going to be 3x.
 

Rodster

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You'd need a microscope to see that resolution on a 9.7" screen. :p

The current retina resolution is the sweet spot. Trying to up the resolution just for bragging rights is not the way to go. First you need to make sure it's not so small the average couldn't see it.

That's the problem the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.4 has where the resolution is so HIGH it's tough to make out the text unless you zoom in.
 

WilliamG

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You'd need a microscope to see that resolution on a 9.7" screen. :p

The current retina resolution is the sweet spot. Trying to up the resolution just for bragging rights is not the way to go. First you need to make sure it's not so small the average couldn't see it.

That's the problem the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.4 has where the resolution is so HIGH it's tough to make out the text unless you zoom in.
I suggest reading up about PPI. Did you notice how the iPhone 3G -> iPhone 4 just made everything clearer without making anything smaller in any way? That was 163 PPI -> 326 PPI. That's what would happen here.

300 pixels per inch is actually a very reasonably number of PPI for a screen that size. Heck, I can easily see the difference between an iPhone 4/5/5s and a 6 Plus in terms of sharpness (326 -> 401 PPI), so why is 300 PPI too much for a 12.9" iPad. I fully expect it to be exactly that res: 3072x2304.
 

Rodster

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I suggest reading up about PPI. Did you notice how the iPhone 3G -> iPhone 4 just made everything clearer without making anything smaller in any way? That was 163 PPI -> 326 PPI. That's what would happen here.

300 pixels per inch is actually a very reasonably number of PPI for a screen that size. Heck, I can easily see the difference between an iPhone 4/5/5s and a 6 Plus in terms of sharpness (326 -> 401 PPI), so why is 300 PPI too much for a 12.9" iPad. I fully expect it to be exactly that res: 3072x2304.
I have seen ultra high resolution tablets and it's tough on my eyes. I was interested in the Galaxy Tab 8.4 and the resolution was so high I had a tough time reading the text.

If you have good eyes more power to ya but my eyes are not as good as it used to be.
 

WilliamG

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I have seen ultra high resolution tablets and it's tough on my eyes. I was interested in the Galaxy Tab 8.4 and the resolution was so high I had a tough time reading the text.

If you have good eyes more power to ya but my eyes are not as good as it used to be.
I really think you're not understanding me at all... There's no possible way an iOS device with more pixels is harder on your eyes.

Look at the bottom two rows of this image. Which row is easier on your eyes?

 

Rodster

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I really think you're not understanding me at all... There's no possible way an iOS device with more pixels is harder on your eyes.

Look at the bottom two rows of this image. Which row is easier on your eyes?

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I get what your saying. You're not getting what i'm saying. My eyesight is shot. I can't see super high resolution. Text on my Air is hard enough to see without zooming in on webpages. It's too small for my eyes. A higher res tablet makes things worse for ME.
 

WilliamG

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I get what your saying. You're not getting what i'm saying. My eyesight is shot. I can't see super high resolution. Text on my Air is hard enough to see without zooming in on webpages. It's too small for my eyes. A higher res tablet makes things worse for ME.
I do get what you're saying. I feel like you don't get what *I'm* saying. If the text on the lower resolution iOS device is the same size as the text on the higher resolution device, it can't possibly be harder for your eyes on the higher resolution screen in iOS.

Android devices are another matter altogether...
 

KenAFSPC

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I get what your saying. You're not getting what i'm saying. My eyesight is shot. I can't see super high resolution. Text on my Air is hard enough to see without zooming in on webpages. It's too small for my eyes. A higher res tablet makes things worse for ME.
Screen resolution has nothing to do with text size on an IOS device. Text and images are scaled to the same size. The only difference is in the number of pixels that comprise the identically-sized text and images.

With 3x assets, the size of an image/icon on a higher resolution device would be the same as the the size of the image/icon with 2x assets on a lower resolution device.