Spoiled by "retina" display

Discussion in 'iPad' started by sfditty, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. sfditty macrumors regular

    Nov 21, 2008
    After looking at the iPhone 4 all day, the iPad now looks like a litle bit of an eyesore, especially regarding reading text.
  2. mouthster macrumors regular

    Apr 22, 2005
    Yeah. Before getting my iPhone 4 I thought the iPad had one of the best screens I ever laid eyes on. Now when I look at it all I see are pixels. :(
  3. xraytech macrumors 68030

    Mar 24, 2010
    So I guess you prefer Pixel Density over Screen Size?

    Yes the iPhone 4 screen is exceptional but I can't find myself reading a book on a iPhone 4, 3.5" screen.

    And yes, I do own an iPhone 4.
  4. epi117 macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2010
    I got my new phone and said "sweet nice screen" few mins later "damn that mother is small"
  5. colmaclean macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2004
    Got my new iPhone yesterday. Very nice, but I'm still drawn to use my iPad for anything non-phone-related that takes more than a few seconds. After all, the iPad still has more pixels, even if they're not as tightly packed.
  6. CarboysDesire macrumors 6502a


    Jun 9, 2008
    Las Vegas
    I'm so not getting a new iPhone. My 3GS is hardly getting used as it is. Why bother? Especially after reading this thread, I have no interest.
  7. ARF900 macrumors 65816


    Oct 30, 2009
    I thought this might happen to iPad owners, guess I was right. I cant wait to lay eyes on that screen!
  8. sapporobaby macrumors 68000


    Sep 27, 2007
    3 earth minutes from your location....
    Another useless troll thread about a technology that will not work in the iPad because of resource constants.

    To all the Retina display whiners, please use the search feature and whine in those threads and stop making more and more useless threads about nothing.
  9. p-rice macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2010
    Las Vegas
    The retina display is beautiful but it in no way does it make my iPad display look primitive. IMO a high PPI screen like retina display only really matters on small screen devices.
  10. appleguy123 macrumors 604


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    I view my iPad from farther away than my iPhone. So it is almost a retina display. I hope the iPad gets one of those soon though (also that would have nearly as many pixels as a 27" display)
  11. greygray macrumors 68000


    Oct 22, 2009
    Having used both devices, I WOULD like to see the Retina display on the iPad, it would be totally awesome with that amount of screen estate.
  12. spinedoc77 macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2009
    Lol! This pretty much sums it up. Ooohhh look CNN.com text looks so sharp, wait let me squint to see what it's saying, ooohh look how sharp it looks. Man the more I hear about the retina display the more I realize how much of a freakin marketing genius Steve Jobs is, he's the PT Barnum of our day.
  13. drjsway macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2009
    Are you never going to use another cell phone, laptop, desktop, or television again because they are all eyesores?
  14. drjsway macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2009
    Wrong. While the technology currently is only feasible on small screens, ideally, every display should be retina. We should NEVER be able to see a pixel. Pixels are little squares of color that, when placed together, form an image. When we are able to see the squares, it ruins the illusion. Basically, if you see a pixel, they blew it.

    However, calling the iPad inferior because it doesn't have a retina display is ridiculous since NO OTHER consumer device over 3.5" has it. The ipad already has a higher pixel density than any MacBook Pro and iMac you can buy. The problem with current OSes is that text gets smaller when resolution increases. This should not be the case. Text should only get sharper.

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