Will the retina display tech make it to other products?

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  1. niuniu macrumors 68020

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    Like the iPad, or the Macbooks? Can the A4 handle Retina display with a bigger screen on an iPad for example?
     
  2. sammich macrumors 601

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    The 'Retina' is just a trade name. At about 10" it'll satisfy the 'more pixels than the eye can pick up'. Your 1080p TV will probably satisfy this requirement at about 8'.

    But resolution independence needs to be brought to OS X.

    And the TV industry needs to as a whole, move past 1080p.
     
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    I doubt iPad will get a display with same ppi as that would need 3 times more pixels in iPad which would be about 1920x1080 i.e. INSANE! Possibly an improved display in next gen but not that high ppi though.

    For laptops, it doesn't make sense as people are already complaining about small fonts and retina display would make reading impossible. Possibly along with OS X 10.7 if it supports resolution independence
     
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    an iPad with 326 ppi would be great for eBooks though, and it would vault the next gen iPad over other tablet computers.
     
  5. danielcox macrumors member

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    Yes and no - the 'retina display' is just a poor name for a high resolution small screen.
     
  6. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    A high res screen will be found in competing phones. In fact, some were already farther along than Apple until iPhone 4 came out.
     
  7. peakchua macrumors regular

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    heheh lets hope the retina or something close to it makes the imac, apple display and the macbooks (pro, air book) imagine, an imac with 8802 pixels!!! wow imagine how the eye would see it and movies with BLU RAY! apple is on a roll... if this gets put into macs, then sjobs would have to design the apple tv monitor...... whew
     
  8. peakchua macrumors regular

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    but then again, gpus cant handle it in this age );
     
  9. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Let's be honest, though- Apple blew everyone away. The Nexus One managed to achieve an extremely impressive 800×480, but only by using the PenTile matrix to 'cheap' by eliminating some sub-pixels, so it's not truly at the same high pixels-per-inch ratio, as there are less green sub-pixels- and the screen is bigger, to boot.

    The iPhone 4's screen completely demolishes anything else out there.
     
  10. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    The whole point of Pentile is that it does away with the traditional notion of dedicated subpixels, since that model doesn't match the human eye.

    There are plenty of phones with 800x480 and more using full subpixels, if that's what you're after.

    It also depends on what display you want. Some would rather have a 4" screen with 1024x480 than a 3" screen with a thousand x thousand pixels.
     
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    And I'm not denying that, but it's probably more due to the quality of the screen and images rather than the high pixel count. It's not THAT far ahead in pixel count, but Apple probably didn't go the cheap route and went for quality as well.
     
  12. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    It is safe to say with in a year most if not all will catch up to what the iPhone. Apple does not know the patent on that high dpi. The cost of those LCD panels are going to drop and the AMOLED will be getting there soon.

    In the next 2 years part as normal apple is going to fall way behind. When the iPhone first came out it was great on the dpi and it was a very high end screen. Over the next few years it fell WAY WAY behind. It will be the same here.
     
  13. Yamcha macrumors 68000

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    I would love to see a retina display on the iMacs, I really hope that does happen :p.. I sit about 2 & 1/2 feet from the screen, now you can see some pixels, depending on what your looking at.. for example you do notice pixels on the minimize and maximize bubbles.. and cancel or ok buttons.. 1920X1080 is pretty good for 21.5", but i would be awesome to see a higher resolution on the same 21.5", the pixels would hardly be noticeable.. I don't know what an ideal resolution would be, but I'm sure Apple could figure that out..
     
  14. RawBert macrumors 68000

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    It will come to the iPad once Android/Chrome_OS tablets start beating it on specs. They've yet to release one that even compares. Or anything at all. So, it could be a while.
     
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    This.
     

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