Is it possible for the retina display to be used in the next iPad?

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  1. Nicklaus macrumors 6502

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    i don't know how they made the display so great but now I really want it on my iPad and on my desktop. Is the technology that gives a resolution that high limited in size to small screens right now?
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    you willing to take a batt hit? running more pixels means more power
     
  3. Revelation78 macrumors 68000

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    It's possible Apple will roll it out for the next iPad, I don't think it'll make it to their computers.
     
  4. dougbrowne macrumors member

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    I lol'd.

    The resolution isn't particularly high, but it's high for such a small screen. My monitor has about 3x the res of the retina display rofl. Plus, the current iPad screen has a higher res than the retina display.
     
  5. Nicklaus thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sorry I should have said the ppi rather than just resolution in general.
     
  6. Revelation78 macrumors 68000

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    Don't worry we knew what you meant, some people just want to nitpick.
     
  7. dwarnecke11 macrumors 6502

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    I think it would be a good idea - particularly with reading text and playing games. But a Retina display? The resolution would approach that of the 27" iMac to have that kind of ppi.

    I think a 1600x1200 9.7" screen would strike a nice balance, provided Apple can maintain the zippy interface and strong battery life of the current iteration.
     
  8. California King macrumors 65816

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    meh, Apple isn't known for huge upgrades like that. Like someone else said, more pixels = more power. The iPad is already sort of heavy in your hand and they'd have to make the battery a lot bigger to have similar battery life, which would make the iPad even heavier, which a lot of people wouldn't want...a much more likely prediction for the next iPad would be an HD display, either 720p or 1080p.
     
  9. goobot macrumors 603

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    The iPad already runs a upgraded pixel count like iPhone 4 but due to a bigger screen it's not as good.
     
  10. synagence macrumors 6502a

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    No chance. Consider that as well as needing lots of battery power it would need enourmous graphics and CPU performance to produce a game at that resolution.
    As people said, a 9.7" display with a 27" iMac resolution. Just too much.
     
  11. ItsThatKush macrumors regular

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    Even though it would be amazing, I'm somewhat relieved bc then I'd want to buy it and I just spent $829 :eek:
     
  12. Alchematron macrumors 65816

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    If battery and cpu technology improve by next ipad upgrade then why not?
     
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  14. unlimitedx macrumors 6502a

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    funny reading some prior comments where they say there's no chance! well, here it is after 2 years :)
     

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