Retina display in iPad vs. iPhone

Discussion in 'iPad' started by jent, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. jent macrumors 6502a


    Mar 31, 2010
    The iPhone retina display is 326 ppi while the new iPad retina display is 264 ppi. If Apple were to release an iPad with 326 ppi, what would the increase be in the pixel density? When Apple went from the iPhone 3GS to the iPhone 4, the screen resolution doubled exactly, making updating the graphics fairly easy for developers. Would things get more difficult in terms of scaling if Apple kept the 9.7" screen size of the iPad put upped the ppi from 264 to 326?
  2. avalys macrumors 6502

    Jun 4, 2004
    Yes, scaling would be more difficult.

    And not only that, it would be pointless. Witness the people already moaning about how the Retina iPad has too many pixels.
  3. Zetaprime macrumors 65816

    Dec 4, 2011
    Ohio, US
    Didn't the emperor Joseph tell Mozart there were 'too many notes' in his opera? :)

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