I keep reading people having a massive fit about not having a retina display on the iPad. If you think about there is a pretty obvious reason, the internet. Sites are not designed for a 2x iPad, it's designed at the standard of the minimum "normal home user" display, 1024x768. If apple brought out a 2x iPad that would mean it would 2048x1536 on the same 10" display, yikes. iOS is designed to crop sites to fit it's screen, meaning almost every site on the web would have to get blown up nearly 200% to fit that resolution. Text will scale fine but any image will turn to crud. If you want to see what this may look at, hit command + "+" a couple times on any site and watch as the images turn into mud. This is what the iPad would do. iPhone 4 display works wonders because it is still below the 1024 threshold so every site you look at in the default safari crop is decreased in size already. Once you have a iPad over 1024 you are only ruining the images. Apple usually does not intend to show off ugliness and this would do it to every site on the web. I made a quick mock up of what I am talking about, unless I'm missing something here, I see this as the main reason not to go retina on the iPad. http://linequality.com/images/ipad.jpg be sure to view at 100%, descriptions at the bottom.