Nowhere near an engineer here so maybe someone who is can clarify. If they double the pixels to 2272*1280 while doubling the screen size to 8" would that leave the same pixel density? If that's the case, app developers could use their iPhone 5 code and just increase the assets by 2x. Would this be more feasible than using the iPad 2's resolution? If this is going to be a new use case device (if not the low price may cannabalize iPad 3 AND 2 sales) just downsizing that screen will make it seem cheap since its non-Retina. On the other hand, keeping the iPad 3s resolution but shrinking the screen may make elements too small to tap, creating usability friction. Seems like the best middle ground would be to make the device and therefore screen like the iPhone in order to still claim retina resolution, easy transition for app developers and staying competitive with 7" tablets as for once Apple could say they have the larger screen for a better experience.