Retina Display: Chill Out

Discussion in 'iPad' started by mklnk, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. mklnk macrumors regular

    Apr 14, 2010
    Retina display is to compensate for the fact that people are holding the iPhone a lot closer to their face than they would the iPad.

    iPhone users are usually holding the thing a foot away from their faces, while iPad users will often have it sitting in their lap, or held out at near arms length.

    The iPad doesn't need a retina display, and all these hope/wish threads with people expecting one in the second gen iPad are ruining my life.
  2. Mars478 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 6, 2008
    NYC, NY
    I'm not considering buying one till it has a Retina Display.

    The iPhone 4 made the iPad Obsolete.

    P.S. 128MB RAM? EW.
  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Good luck waiting for that. No way a "retina" display makes it to a screen that large unless you want to pay $1200 for your 16GB ipad with no 3G.
  4. felt. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2008
    the iPhone 4 made the iPad awesome..I love hooking up the iPhone to the iPad after taking pictures/videos and watching them on the fantastic non retina iPad display. and it has 265mb ofram not 128
  5. AR15MBP macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2009
    how is the ipad obsolete? strangely my ipad still works even after the release of iphone 4. seeing as you don't have an ipad you may have received some bad information. the retina display is beautiful, but the ipad is still a great device.

    PS. ipad has 256mb of ram.
  6. Mike225 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2010
    SF BAY
    Another case of the vocal, yet still retarded, Apple fan.
  7. iPadztr macrumors 6502

    Apr 30, 2010
    Pluto avenue
    you meant 256 MB right? :D couldnt resist
  8. macpro2000 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 20, 2005
    Retina display on an iPad would be big big dollars.
  9. spinedoc77 macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2009
    Retina display is so incredibly overhyped it's not even funny. Gotta love Apple's marketing though to suck so many in.
  10. huskerchad macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2002
    It's actually quite amazing and makes text readable at much smaller sizes than any other phone can.

    It's also not coming to the iPad any time soon. While I'm sure it's technically possible, it would cost thousands. Not only do you have to build the display, but you have to find a way to drive it and fit all that within the case while staying within required heat parameters.
  11. MrWillie macrumors 65816


    Apr 29, 2010
    Starlite Starbrite Trailer Court
    Nope, not Apple fan. Sounds like a hemadroid fan though.
  12. donster28 macrumors 68000

    Oct 5, 2006
    Great White North
    No use expalining to someone who hasn't even seen it in person. ;)

    Calling it an over-hype is just plain wrong. There is a difference and the Retina Display should be a requirement by law! Hehehe...just can't stop bragging about it. :)
  13. holyjohn macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2010

    My holiness overpowers you. Come to me, I will show you a whole new world you never dreamed of.
  14. donster28 macrumors 68000

    Oct 5, 2006
    Great White North
    You know, I feel for ya. If I hadn't had mine yet (after numerous exchanges due to dust under the screen), I'll actually hold off until the display is:

    - updated to a higher res (Retina Display, etc.)
    - the LCD is fused with the glass (to prevent dust under the screen)

    For now, I shall live with it. But man, after using my iPhone 4, it hurts to see those "big" pixels on the iPad. To those who haven't seen the Retina Display in person, I strongly suggest you sample it, and you will understand our obsession with it. :)
  15. cube macrumors P6

    May 10, 2004
    The price of a screen is dictated by its size, not the number of pixels.
  16. costabunny macrumors 68020


    May 15, 2008
    Weymouth, UK
    I have both and yes the retina is pretty sweet, but the ipad looks so damned good anyways I don't care.

    And the distance of viewing is right my iPad is usually further away than my phone when viewing.

    did the iphone4 make the ipad obsolete? no - they aren't in the same ballpark - one is a smartphone, the other is a mobile tablet - not the same.

    I wish peeps would stop this iphone4 vrs ipad thing - each has its merits and drawbacks.

    would I like to see the next iPad have retina? yes of course as it is a lovely display, but at what cost (in ££, processing required and resources needed (GHz & Ram).

    just my five pence worth.....
  17. mklnk thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 14, 2010
    Alright, I did the math. An iPhone 4 held 12 inches from your face is 68.3 pixels per degree. An iPad held at 24 inches from your face is 55.3 pixels per degree, or 23% more pixels per degree.
  18. notjustjay macrumors 603


    Sep 19, 2003
    Canada, eh?
    One of the things Apple has been successful at is marketing their devices without using all of their tech specs as selling points.

    When I bought my iPad, I did not know how much RAM was on board. And frankly, I didn't care. All I know is that it works, and it works well.

    Why would you thumb your nose at 256 megs of RAM? What, specifically, do you need to do on the iPad that you think would work better with more? Or are you simply jealous because you realized that the iPhone 4 ships with more RAM than the iPad does?

    By the way, this latest rumour of a 7" iPad might be one way Apple will address the pixel density without having to put in a Retina Display. A 7" iPad would probably have the same 1024x768 resolution, but more densely packed in the smaller screen.
  19. appleguy123 macrumors 604


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    I hold my iPad at the same distance as my iPhone. Before the rein display I would hold the iPhone much closer though. I have 20/12 eyesight.
  20. atticus27 macrumors regular


    Feb 2, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I was never a fan of e-books until using ibooks on iphone 4. The quality is, so good I'm gonna pick up iPad 2 next year(It would look great on a 9" display), since it does that plus a lot more. the iphone actually makes me want an ipad now.
  21. jamesryanbell macrumors 68020


    Mar 17, 2009
    All three statements are ridiculous, and the last two aren't even true.

    Nice job.
  22. nixiemaiden macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2010
    More ram on the iPad would be useful. At least once a day I get a message saying that my iPad is running low on memory and a suggestion to reboot to free up some memory. This has been since I started playing We Rule and We Farm so I don't know if it has to do with those particular apps or what. Luckily the iPad only takes like 20 seconds to shut down and power back up.
  23. Coukos34 macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2009
    I've heard people say this but I have never (ever) sen this message before in any iOS device I have had. I don't mean to say that you are lying, In just have never seen this message. As far as I know, iOS automatically makes more room (memory) when needed, so I dont understand why you would need to reboot.

    Anyway, whether the ipad could use the ram or not, is a moot point. Apple decided to be cheap and to unsure future upgrading as well as keep magins in line. We shouldnt be surprised. Besides, my GF's 3GS runs excellent on iOS 4.0, so I could imagine the ipad doing very well too. We need to remember that the ipad and iphone team were kept away from eachother. I expect iOS 4.0 to open up the ipad quite a bit. Hopefully its not wishful thinking
  24. sapporobaby macrumors 68000


    Sep 27, 2007
    3 earth minutes from your location....
    Most ridiculous post ever......
  25. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    Sadly not even close, but still pretty stupid regardless ;)

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