iPad 2 Screen Likely to Have 2048x1536 resolution

Yamcha

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Yeah, just realized this but definitely not possible, there is no way you'd be able to play games at native resolution of 2048x1536 with the graphics on an iPad..
 

chrmjenkins

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That resolution would be highly cost prohibitive. Additionally, due to increased view distance, the resolution would be overkill.
 

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Yamcha said:
Yeah, just realized this but definitely not possible, there is no way you'd be able to play games at native resolution of 2048x1536 with the graphics on an iPad..
The new iPad would have improved graphics (mainly for this reason). Yeah, it's insane.
 

AZREOSpecialist

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The article is actually incorrect in when it says Apple is "doubling" the resolution. By doubling the pixel dimensions, which is what we are talking about, you are actually QUADRUPLING the resolution and number of pixels.

It's 4x resolution, not 2x.
 

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I wonder if true will they do the same for the Mac.
 

apttap

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Yeah, just realized this but definitely not possible, there is no way you'd be able to play games at native resolution of 2048x1536 with the graphics on an iPad..
Why not just force games to play at a lower resolution? Seems like a nice trade off too me.
 

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chrmjenkins said:
That resolution would be highly cost prohibitive. Additionally, due to increased view distance, the resolution would be overkill.
Overkill? Probably, but I think that's awesome. Just need a final confirmation from Steve... :)
 

appleguy123

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It simply can't be true. That would be so expensive. That's more pixels than my 17" $2500 MacBook Pro.
My guess: Apple will support will video out, and all these big files are for a second monitor. It's the only thing that could make sense in 2011.
But, if it be true (I would be the happiest person in the world, and bye bye Kindle), I expect Apple to give this treatment to future Mac laptops. 17" retina display mmmmmm......
 

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goobot said:
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I wonder if true will they do the same for the Mac.
This. ^ It would blow my mind (esp. on the 27 in. iMac).
 

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Come on macrumors, we have enough problems with people misquoting retina as it is. 300dpi is a retina display when held 12-18 inches from the eye, a typical use case for iPhone. iPad is used further away so a retina display would be somewhat lower and going with the res you suggest would likely qualify.
 

VaatiKaiba

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As a couple of people mentioned above, I'm no expert, but I thought that the processing power needed to keep an app of that resolution running (and what about multitasking???) rules out that possibility alone...

Of course, I'd love to see it, but between battery life, processing power and price... There's an awful lot that could work against it too.
 

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hcho3

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Wow.......
Is it going to be 5000 dollars?

Now every MacBook and iMac users are going to wonder why their notebooks have lower res than 9.7 inch iPad.
 

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Anyone know how the SGX543 compared to the GPUs in the PS3/Xbox 360? I suppose they could always run games at 1024x768. They don't HAVE to run at the native res. I hope its true, but I don't really care.

As a developer pixel doubling is convenient. As a designer, having to make an app at that insane resolution will be hell. Even the high resolution artwork I've already done would need to be doubled again. App sizes would be massive for all the images required for both resolutions. If they picked some other size like 1600x1200. Redesigning wouldn't be too bad, although app development would be a little tricker.

I think we can agree the next iPad will have a "retina" display. What resolution that actually is debatable. I'd be perfectly happy with a screen with 160 ppi or something along those lines. 260 is overkill.
 

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This. ^ It would blow my mind (esp. on the 27 in. iMac).
Someone correct me if I'm wrong but isn't 2560x1600 the highest resolution current GPU's can push on a single display?
 

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DCJ001 said:
my thoughts exactly, that's a lot of pixels. I'm surprised any mobile GPU could power that without sucking or eating massive amounts of battery.
That is exactly what was said about the first iPhone.
True. If it can be done once, it can be done again. Stop doubting, start believing. ;)
 

435713

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If Apple starts associating with the word overkill. Then that is sex. Good sweaty sex. Bring that overkill to the macs too please :D