iPad 2 Closing in on Retina Resolution Capabilities?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Mike Reed, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. Mike Reed macrumors regular

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    I'm not a display expert, but it seems to me they're creeping closer to being hardware capable of churning out retina graphics power with current hardware.

    The current iPad/ iPad 2 resolution is 1024 x 768
    However the iPad 2 can process and spit out 1920 x 1080 through an adapter for HDTVs.
    A theoretical retina resolution of 2560 x 1920 doesn't seem too far off for the next model, right? Or am I missing something?
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Driving a retina display hasn't been the issue. The issue is the cost.
     
  3. fertilized-egg macrumors 68020

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    Yes. As soon as the rumor of the PowerVR SGX543 GPU leaked out, there was no question about the iPad's ability to push pixels. It was more of a matter of the display yield in production. Something that'll come with time and more investment I presume.
     

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