Display Expert Wants iPad 2 So Bad He Can Taste It, But Got Caught Up In Retina Rumors; Purchase Plans Back on Track After Rationalization Process Complete
Don’t get me wrong, I’m buying an iPad 2 happily... but if in-depth science can be twisted to deny what my eyes see, I’ll still trust my eyes The iPad screen is fine, but the iPhone’s retina display IS very noticeably better! One day it will be practical to do the same thing in an iPad.
Yeah, the iPhone's retina screen is 1/4 the size of the iPad's …and it's part of a subsidized package. People see the $199 price tag on the iPhone 4 and seem to forget Apple is making around triple that on the device. No way Apple could have pulled off a 10" retina display, more RAM, better CPU/GPU, cameras, and gyroscope for $499. Not only that, but they can't even keep up with demand as is. Imagine how bad it would be with a state-of-the-art screen.
Been calling bull on that ever since the iPhone 4 launched and the wishing started.
Me too—until evidence of @2x iPad UI images surfaced. Now I don’t call “bull,” just “some other day”
I don’t know how much more RAM and GPU power would be needed to drive 1532x2048, but even assuming that can be solved now, there’s still cost and quantity of supply. I do think, eventually, Apple could circumvent the latter two problems by making the retina iPad a new (128GB?) top-end model only. Then (as happened with iPod color screens) it could later migrate down the line.
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