Retina display on iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by C8XY, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. C8XY macrumors 6502

    May 11, 2008
    Im wondering why apple didn't fit the iPad with a retina display? If it makes text look like that of a written page, why wouldn't they put it on a device that many will read books on?
    The iPhone 4 and iPad must have been in R&D at the same time?? No??
  2. C8XY thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 11, 2008
    whoops should of searched

    where is the archive option in thread tools gone??
  3. jamesryanbell macrumors 68020


    Mar 17, 2009
  4. clayj macrumors 604


    Jan 14, 2005
    visiting from downstream
    Seriously. If the iPad had a 326 PPI display in the exact same physical size, its total number of pixels (2529 x 1897 = 4,797,513) would be 17% higher than that of a 30" Apple Cinema Display (2560 x 1600 = 4,096,000) -- and a 30" ACD, in its current large form factor, still costs $1,800. Try cramming all of that resolution down into something that's not even 5% of the volume of the ACD and let me know what you think it would cost.

    In other words: Give it time, people. I'm sure the 4th or 5th generation of the iPad will have an insanely high resolution comparable to the iPhone 4 in terms of PPI.

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