iMac 2012 and iPad 3 pixel count

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ACDeag, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. ACDeag macrumors regular

    May 25, 2008
    Edinburgh, UK
    Correct me if I am wrong, but if the iPad has a display of 2048x1536 then this means that no one will be able to design apps for the new iPad and see the whole iPad screen on any of the current iMacs.

    The 27" screen display is 2560x1440, you could scroll the iPad screen up and down but would not be able to see the whole thing, you could shrink it but then you would not be viewing it as it would appear on the iPad.

    Any thoughts, whether we may get a new iMac because of this?
  2. kboretti macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2012
    I think its time for a complete redesign. Getting a much higher res than we have today would be difficult, but you never know. Im exited for the new one.
  3. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    Well of course there will be new iMac models. There usually is at least once a year.

    You'd need a screen about 2304 tall to display 2048x1536. Which would mean a 4096x2304 display for 16:9 aspect ratio. This would be a really expensive display (if the LCD panels were available at that resolution.) I think we may have to live with scrolling for developers. Besides you mealy need to see it on the iPad to know how it really looks at the resolution and pixel density of the target display.
  4. fattire357 macrumors regular

    May 18, 2011
    The fact that the new iPad will be higher res than a 27" iMac is absurd. Absurdly awesome.
  5. potatis macrumors 6502a


    Dec 9, 2006
    App designers will have to use the 2560x1600 :apple: Cinema 30" Display I guess...
  6. SR20DETDOG macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2011
    Queensland Australia
    Well, in number of pixels vertically anyway, the 27" iMac will still have 540,000+ more pixels all together than the iPad.
  7. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2011
    I just can't wait for a retina display iMac or thunderbolt display. Hopefully we shall see them soon.
  8. alksion macrumors 68000


    Sep 10, 2010
    Los Angeles County
    Yeah, I would be stoked to see retina in the iMac. I'm not even sure if the appropriate 27" LCD's are in production currently, but heres to hopeful wishing.
  9. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

    cocky jeremy

    Jul 12, 2008
    Columbus, OH
    A "retina" iMac is probably a long way off. The resolution would be ridiculously huge. Something close to 4000x2400. That would be extremely expensive to make.
  10. potatis, Mar 8, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2012

    potatis macrumors 6502a


    Dec 9, 2006
  11. Fandongo macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2011

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