Guess the resolution of the next iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by lilcosco08, Jul 24, 2010.

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next iPad resolution

  1. Same

    45 vote(s)
    48.9%
  2. 1280 x 960

    7 vote(s)
    7.6%
  3. 1440 x 1080

    16 vote(s)
    17.4%
  4. 1600 x 1200

    5 vote(s)
    5.4%
  5. Higher / retinal

    17 vote(s)
    18.5%
  6. other (in reply)

    2 vote(s)
    2.2%
  1. lilcosco08 macrumors 65816

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    Assuming it keeps a 4:3 ratio

    I'm feeling 1600 x 1200 :D

    I don't think a retinal display is possible
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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  4. ryan0402 macrumors 6502

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    whatever retina display is for that size lol that was an easy one
     
  5. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    1024x768 or whatever it is now. Higher res would require too much graphics processing power for a handheld device, plus the only reasonable thing they could do is make it a retina type display, as making it higher res would make everything really small and would require yet another version of the iOS. Then there is the issue with giving it a retina display which is that it would have a resolution of 2048x1536 or something like that. That's not only more than a typical IGP in a notebook can easily handle, but try to find a 9.7" IPS panel with that kind of resolution for any sort of reasonable price, or even at all.
     
  6. lilcosco08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Which is why i hope an a5 SOC will be included
    which will hopefully be based on an ARM a9
    clocked from 1-1.2ghz
    Contains a stronger GPU
     
  7. OGDaniel macrumors 6502a

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    Can't we all relax with iPad 2 predictions? The iPad came out 3 months ago...
     
  8. p-rice macrumors regular

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    Retina display would be amazing for an iPad but that's just too good to be true. 2nd gen iPads would probably have 30% more pixels. Nothing major.
     
  9. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Higher resolution would be nice and good to have. However, if it results is lower battery life due to increase processing requirements then I would prefer that the display remain the same.

    For me, iPad portability (battery life) is more important than increasing resolution. I know others think differently and would prefer a Retina display. But if a Retina display shortened battery life by 20%-50% would you still want the extra pixels? For me the answer is easy. No. I would prefer longer battery life.

    Edit: Now if we could have Retina resolution without decreasing battery life then I'm all for it.
     
  10. afireintonto macrumors 6502a

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    Same duh. It's not like apple would just screw over all the apps, I would love to see a retina but its not gonna happen. Sorry.
     
  11. Lotso macrumors 6502

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    A friend of a friend of mine knows Steve Jobs, and Steve said it will support 1080P 3D at 1920-by-2190 lines of resolution.
     
  12. Julien macrumors G3

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    While there is a chance Apple will change the resolution it highly unlikely they will change the aspect ratio. If they did change the aspect ratio (BIG if) it would likely change to 1.78 and not 1.6.
     
  13. newdeal macrumors 68020

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    They won't change the res. The only reason they did it on the phone is because they could do 4times so all the apps would still work. If they change the ipad res they will either wait until they can do 4x which will be many years or they will decrease the res to match the iPhone 4
     
  14. millar876 macrumors 6502a

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    I think it will stay the same. It's a really good screen IMO, I think it's got just about the right balance between size & resolution for it's intended use. About the only thing I'd change, is maybe make it a 16x9 resolution, if that can be done without ghanging the overall size of the iPad overall. However, the software fudge ups that a resolution change could cause would be huge, you could end up with 3versiins I'd an app. 1 iPhone, 1 HD version and 1HDWS version.

    And I for one hate the pixel doubled iPhone apps on the iPad and I don't want it to do it again just to go widescreen or for a higher resolution
     
  15. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    Yep. I'll go with that.
     
  16. Bearxor macrumors 6502a

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    OMFG. Seriously?

    Apple won't change the display ratio. The iPad is a 4:3 device. If iPad apps are hardcoded to the resolution (I don't know if they are or not) then that would mean apple would have to go with a 2048x1536 screen. I don't know if a 9.7" IPS screen of that resolution even exists, let alone be cost effective.

    No, the next iPad will definitely have a 1024x768 IPS screen with 512MB of RAM and a front facing camera. Everything else will be exactly the same. Stop dreaming and get real.

    The current iPad is selling like hotcakes. Glass covered, aluminum battered hotcakes. The recipe isn't going to change anytime soon.
     
  17. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I'm going to guess that it will be the same resolution. I highly doubt it's going to be a retina display.
     
  18. kel86 macrumors newbie

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    i hope it can at least have enought resolution to watch 1080p video
     
  19. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    Next year's iPad will have the same 1024x768 resolution (changes will include more space, front-facing camera, gyroscope, better CPU, etc. but not resolution).

    The 2012 iPad MAY have a 2048x1536 screen, though I'm thinking they will probably wait until 2013.
     
  20. metropolitim macrumors member

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    All displays are retinal. That's how you see them. With your retinas.
     
  21. Alvi macrumors 65816

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    Same, they won't have a new res and it's not needed, the annoyingly marketed "Retina" Display offers you a desktop resolution on your device, which is great, but the iPad already offers you a Desktop resolution, i would love more, but i don't see it
     
  22. H4rdc0re macrumors newbie

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    Are you wishing or predicting? Because that would be a terrible prediction. Aint gonna happen anytime soon.
     

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