All iPads Ipad airs already are quad HD

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  1. jamesrick80 macrumors 68020

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    By looking at just the resolution and not the ppi, aren't iPad Airs considered quad HD. For those wanting retina hd on iPad Air 2, the air is already retina HD without the gimmicky terminology. I prefer that the screen remains the same with improved battery life. Extra ppi would only reduce battery life. ;)
     
  2. saltd macrumors 6502a

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    Technically, they are 1536p with a 4:3 aspect ratio.

    4k is 2160p along the shortest side or a horizontal resolution of 4000 pixels, so a quad hd iPad would have a LOT more pixels.

    I agree with you-the resolution is high enough. Lets get 3GB of ram in there plus a huge battery and leave the display alone.
     
  3. Infinite Jest macrumors 6502

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    Preach
     
  4. Ulisescm macrumors regular

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    What do you think about an ipad with 16x9 aspect ratio?
     
  5. Angriff macrumors member

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    QHD is quad 720p, not 4K. What a lot of people call "4K" is actually UHD (2160p), which is quadrupled FHD (Full HD or 1080p). It's the same resolution as 27" iMacs: 2560 x 1440. iPads slightly exceed the vertical resolution, but at 4:3 they're ~500 pixels short in horizontal resolution.
     
  6. Ledgem macrumors 65816

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    The 16:9 ratio is what's used in the Google Nexus tablets, isn't it? I think it looks pretty bad. No doubt the people who have devices with it are used to it and probably happy with it, but I prefer the aspect ratio used in the iPads far more.
     
  7. ZZ Bottom macrumors 6502a

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    Agree. Plenty of pixels to work with.
     
  8. Anti-Lucifer macrumors 6502a

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    It would be wise to go 16:9 next iPad air redesign or even iPad pro.

    You will enjoy movies much better, hell, even youtube videos suck on the current iPad 4:3 screens.

    On a large device such as the iPad air, being 16:9 won't be that bad for web. On smaller screen sizes, 4:3 would be more sensible. 16:9 on smaller devices for web page viewing just sucks.
     
  9. ZZ Bottom macrumors 6502a

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    ...not going to happen. Even Microsoft realized the 16x9 tablet is awkward to most people, which is why they switched to 3:2.
     
  10. Angriff macrumors member

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    I think iPad Air 2 will remain 4:3, but the iPad Pro will go with 3:2 as it gives you 2 4:3 screens for split screen multitasking.
     
  11. Ulisescm macrumors regular

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    Interesting debate about aspect ratios, 16x9 or 16x10 is the way to go for vídeos and movies, but maybe not for web surfing and other apps.
     
  12. Naramis macrumors member

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    Noooo!
    4x3 is one of the things I like most about the iPad..
    16x9 is good for watching videos and not anything else.. And I watch videos on my TV
     

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