Picture not as sharp? My second iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by NovemberWhiskey, May 22, 2012.

  1. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030


    May 18, 2009
    I just my second iPad, and the picture looks noticeably different from my first one, which had a perfect screen. The resolution on the first one was amazing. The new one has fonts that look a little jagged, including on icons, text, picture etc.

    Things just don't look as sharp.

    Am I just being paranoid or is it possible that there is a quality control issue. Or is it possible that iOS 5.1.1 will increase resolution?
  2. VFC macrumors 6502a

    Feb 6, 2012
    SE PA.
  3. Hello... macrumors 6502a


    Oct 10, 2011
    Go to Flickr you can see the difference in a heart beat.
  4. TheWheelMan macrumors 6502a


    Mar 15, 2011
    There is no "increase or decrease" in resolution. The iPad 3 has a Retina display. Period. No update is going to change that.

    It actually sounds like you have an iPad 2.
  5. tandeh macrumors regular

    Dec 22, 2009
    if its directly from apple, ring them up and discuss the mix up, no way should they be sending u an ipad 2, :eek:
  6. NovemberWhiskey thread starter macrumors 68030


    May 18, 2009
    Thanks for the help. This one was through best buy.

    Part no. Mc705ll/a

    Is that right for the 3?
  7. Tikatika macrumors 6502


    Mar 12, 2012
    Northern California
    Not sure, but my "new iPad" is MC706LL. No longer have the iPad 2 so can't check the model on it.
  8. NZed macrumors 65816


    Jan 24, 2011
    Canada, Eh?
    That seems to be the "New Ipad"
  9. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816


    Mar 13, 2011
    Brooklyn, NY
    That does seem to be the model number for the new iPad.

    Can you take a screenshot of the home screen (just press the home button and sleep/wake simultaneously) and upload it here. We'll be able to tell by the size of the screenshot whether the display is the old 768x1024 or the new 1536x2048.
  10. Nikos macrumors 68000


    Nov 20, 2008
    New York
    One of my new iPads had a screen that wasn't as sharp as the rest. I'd exchange it if you aren't happy with it.
  11. WilliamG macrumors G3

    Mar 29, 2008
    It's also possible it's a different vendor that made the screen. Back when I owned a Dell M1210 laptop, I got a replacement due to a defective camera, and the screen on the replacement was nowhere near as "sharp" as my original system's display, despite being the same resolution. The original was an LG, and the replacement... wasn't.
  12. jackyyeow macrumors 6502

    Jul 5, 2011
    Now that's something new! My iPad has very sharp resolution. However, i vaguely recalled i was able to see the pixels on one of the iPad 3 on display in a store, but can't seems to see the pixels on mine no matter how close I sticK my eyes to the screen. Try to get close to the screen and see if you can actually see the pixels? It could be the design of the color alignment in every pixels, like the issue with the old vs new design of amoled display.Not a scientific test though but maybe worth trying.

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