iPad 2 Screen Likely to Have 2048x1536 resolution


chris975d

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Pixel count?
Wouldn't you still need another piece of info to use that as a comparison? Like at least screen size? Pixel count seems kind of useless without another measurement to at least arrive at a DPI. For instance, the iPhone 4 has 614,400 pixels (960 x 640), which would be the same for any screen that has that resolution. But, the iPhone 4 screen is more impressive at 3.5" than the same resolution screen would be at 10".
 

ER454

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Also expect the release of iPad 2, heard about a large number of rumours about iPad 2, but those rumours can be predicted by a crowd. :D
Apple keep their secret discreetly,it is being a hot and hot topic for what will be the iPad 2, also iPad 2 free giveaway activities are now under way.
I was also participating some activities in FB, seems interesting activity to guess what will be the iPad 2, free giveaway for iPad, there are so many sites and require to share something or register an acount, this give away acitivity seems an easy one:
http://www.facebook.com/espowcom?v=app_28134323652.
I am still curious and really look forward the release of iPad 2...
Any guys have any thought and know some more free giveaway activities for iPad 2? Thanks!
 

bikertwin

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iPhoto, Aperture?

Wouldn't a dual-core chip, powerful graphics, and a high res screen be perfect for iPhoto and/or Aperture on iPad?

Look how Apple keeps pushing Aperture on the Mac app store.

There's iWork on iPad, but no iLife. As iPad gets more powerful, it seems like it would have the stamina to run iPhoto and/or Aperture.

If iPad 2 had a SD card slot, it would be perfect for photographers on the go, or even families on vacation--why bring a laptop if you could import right to an iPad? It would need much larger storage, of course.

Then import to desktop Aperture when you get home from vacation.

The only question is whether it would have the power (and battery power) to handle 16MP raw images, or just jpegs?
 

LagunaSol

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Wouldn't a dual-core chip, powerful graphics, and a high res screen be perfect for iPhoto and/or Aperture on iPad?

Look how Apple keeps pushing Aperture on the Mac app store.

There's iWork on iPad, but no iLife. As iPad gets more powerful, it seems like it would have the stamina to run iPhoto and/or Aperture.
Me, I'd like to see an iPad version of GarageBand. Restore the ability to plug in USB mics via the camera adapter and you have an ultraportable, completely silent (fanless) recording studio.
 

Aussieiphone

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Please retina (or close to it)

hey Apple, just stick 4 iphone 4s together and you'll get a nice display! (better chuck in a quad core chip too eh? - like a gig or 2 of ram too pleeeeease!)

Dreaming I know but hey, I'm sure Steve's has at least these specs, with a 1tb drive too ofcourse.

Ah Apple, when will you "make it so".
 

zin

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what are you talking about?

a non retina optimized app on an iphone 4 would look the same as an app on a previous iphone
I was talking about video. 720p video in full screen is scaled to fit. Now, please tell me, how can 720p video scaled to fit the "rumoured" display resolution still look the same as the original 720p file, whilst filling the full horizontal resolution of 2048?

720p is 1280x720, so how can 1280 pixels of video data fill 2048 pixels without image degradation?
 

MythicFrost

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I was talking about video. 720p video in full screen is scaled to fit. Now, please tell me, how can 720p video scaled to fit the "rumoured" display resolution still look the same as the original 720p file, whilst filling the full horizontal resolution of 2048?

720p is 1280x720, so how can 1280 pixels of video data fill 2048 pixels without image degradation?
480p on 1024x768 will look the same on 480p on 2048x1536, the reason for this is the physical size of the screen is unchanged.

Let's use an image for simplicity, you've got a 1024x768 image which fits perfectly on the iPad 1 (1024x768), but is stretched on the iPad 2 (2048x1536), but they will both look identical because of the same physical screen size.

All thats happened is that now for every pixel on iPad 1, there is four on iPad 2, so even though this image is stretched (having 4x more pixels) it looks identical because those four grouped pixels are the same size as one pixel on iPad 1.

Same goes for video.
 

zin

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480p on 1024x768 will look the same on 480p on 2048x1536, the reason for this is the physical size of the screen is unchanged.

Let's use an image for simplicity, you've got a 1024x768 image which fits perfectly on the iPad 1 (1024x768), but is stretched on the iPad 2 (2048x1536), but they will both look identical because of the same physical screen size.

All thats happened is that now for every pixel on iPad 1, there is four on iPad 2, so even though this image is stretched (having 4x more pixels) it looks identical because those four grouped pixels are the same size as one pixel on iPad 1.

Same goes for video.
Ah, I get it! Thank you for explaining that.
 

gbit86

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Ok, that makes sense now. I guess another way of putting it is yes, 1024x2=2048 and 768x2=1536, but since that's doubling both the vertical AND horizontal resolution, it's quadrupling the resolution as a whole. I think I was just confused because every time I read about the iPhone 4's Retina display, they referred to it as "doubling" the resolution from the 3GS, even though it was quadrupled as well.

Thanks for your patience, I can tell I was starting to test it :eek:.I hate when I'm explaining something seemingly obvious and someone can't grasp it.
I registered just to say.. I get the feeling that does not happen too often.

And I find these speculative articles insane. It is obvious that very few of yall understand what goes into making technology yet you think you can just multiply anything with a number and bam it will be possible with the next iteration.

There is not a single device that has a resolution near 2048x1536 that is any where remotely the size of 9.7".. Little on very many 13" laptops that even have 1920x1080 and one of the few companies that were making high resolution 1600x900 lcd's for 14" notebooks went bust. I know because I have one of the last dell notebooks that were made with a 1600x900 LCD. I am sure they will make them again, but like I said the company that was making them went bankrupt. For now only sony sells 14" notebooks at 1600x900 for a much higher premium (I paid $600 for mine, they are selling for around $1400) and sony does have a 1920x1080 13" as well as sager.

Apple pioneers in a lot of things, but the only time they have ever surpassed their competition in resolution has been the iphone 4. And they are not about to undercut their macbook pro 13.3" resolution of 1280x800 by releasing an iPad that puts it to shame. The macbook pro 13.3" will get a 1920x1080 lcd long before we see 2048x1536 on the iPad. A resolution change is possible, but it will not be above 1920x1080, and I doubt it will be 16:9 or 16:10 and I actually don't even think it will be this next iteration.

Rumors are fine, but rumors that are not based in some sort of logic or basic understanding of hardware fabrication need not apply to the rumor mill. This will probably be my first and last post here.. I prefer more intelligent corners of the web.
 

MythicFrost

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Ah, I get it! Thank you for explaining that.
No worries =)
The macbook pro 13.3" will get a 1920x1080 lcd long before we see 2048x1536 on the iPad.
No, it won't. That'd mean it'd perform terrible in games and it would be very hard on the eyes to read; Apple isn't about to start scaling up UI elements on the Mac like they do on iOS either.
A resolution change is possible, but it will not be above 1920x1080, and I doubt it will be 16:9 or 16:10 and I actually don't even think it will be this next iteration.
The fact is, any resolution is possible, but no other than 2048x1536 will happen, for the exact same reason 960x640 happened on the iPhone.

That is, doubling the resolution (quadrupling the pixels) gives you best (old 1024x768) looking images when stretched, and far more importantly, removes any possibility of graphical issues when scaling.

Right now, it's not looking like the iPad will receive a retina update. Nonetheless, I'm excited to see what it offers!