iPad 2 Closing in on Retina Resolution Capabilities?

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

  1. Mike Reed macrumors regular

    Apr 3, 2010
    Columbus, OH
    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


    Jul 11, 2003
    Driving a retina display hasn't been the issue. The issue is the cost.
  3. fertilized-egg macrumors 68020

    Dec 18, 2009
    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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