iPad 2 Plus suggested to slide down the pipe, with updated screen resolution indeed
What we haven't heard yet is what was usually referred to as the iPad 3 to be called the iPad 2 Plus, but live long enough, and you can hear anything - this one is coming from Craig Berger, an analyst with FBR Capital Markets.
He is usually covering the chipset industry, but his components supply sources have tipped him on some screen peculiarities that fit right into the next iPad rumor mill. The claim is that Apple is looking for 250-300ppi density, which we have heard before from Taiwanese suppliers.
When we plug double the resolution of the current iPad 2 into a ppi calculator it returns 264ppi, so right in the ballpark estimates. Moreover, 2048x 1536 pixels will make developers' lives easier, since they will just have to double things for their apps to fit in the denser screen real estate, which the iOS SDK allows to be done automatically via a simple tag. Not to mention that the iOS 5 beta was revealed to contain double-resolution iPad images.
Who will make the new screens for this upcoming iPad 2 Plus, though? Both LG and Samsung demonstrated high-res tablet displays recently, but LG botched some iPad 2 displays, and Samsung... well, we all follow lawsuits like they are the Super Bowl. We've heard Apple probing Sharp for its high-res poly-silicon LCD displays on the iPhones to come, but there's no point in speculating, we'll know soon enough, if the September announcement rumor holds water.
source: IBT via SlashGear
1. android_hitman (unregistered)
this would be hilarious, people are buying iPad2 and in a few months apple will release iPad2 plus with the same specs but with higher pixel density! WOW! good job steve you are the best salesman on the planet
5. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
its "revolutionary magic" that makes that happen AH.. lol oh yea, and a bunch of idiot ibots who traded in their ipad1 for the ipad2 and its miniscule camera who will then trade in the ipad2 for the ipad2+... then the ipad3.
That is how u milk a fanbase for everything its worth. And u know they will change the design ever so slightly so ipad2 accessories wont fit it.. lol
10. ableroner (Posts: 6; Member since: 07 Jul 2011)
IF they come out with an iPad HD *WITH THE SAME SPECS* aside from an upgraded screen. The GPU would be pushed a lot harder, therefore making game performance suffer considerably. I would wager, that IF they did this, it would be a Pro market type thing, for photo / video editing and It wouldn't be the same price as the iPad 2. But you guys are probably right.
But then again I'm just an iBot. So, what do I know? Everyone should probably just return their iPad 2's and buy a Honeycomb tablet, which are totally awesome, and in no way are going to be abandonware in 6 months.
8. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
So you and remix troll are bashing Apple for possibly releasing a new product 6 months later where with android something new is being released each month that outdates previous products. ???? Don't get your logic.
11. stealthd (Posts: 1067; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
You mean like how every Android phone and tablet is made obsolete like a WEEK later?
2. sotos73 (Posts: 17; Member since: 03 Jul 2011)
I agree with the android hit man I have just bought the iPad 2 .....
3. protozeloz (Posts: 5387; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Maybe Samsung will use its super high Res for their tables, wonder how the next market competition will look like
4. bob242 (unregistered)
i hope apple goes to sharp. i would love to see some aquos screens. but i doubt that is going to happen but i can dream right?
9. NeXoS (Posts: 286; Member since: 03 May 2011)
Aquos screen are crap. Their LCD TV's are so pixelated and you don't even have to be that close to the TV to see the pixelation.
6. davecann2 (Posts: 460; Member since: 15 Mar 2011)
Its funny how all the iHaters are bashing on the marketing genius of Apple Corp. Yes, it is kink of annoying that technology is moving so fast but that’s with all technology and not just iProducts. At least for those who purchased the iPad or iPad2 there is still plenty of life left in them. I can’t say the same for many of the android devices that are saturating the market with crap.
7. saiki4116 (Posts: 375; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)
i dont think so they will still hang on to archiac 4:3 aspect ratio
12. Reza from iran (unregistered)
I have iPad 2 but I think apple must rise the resoloution of ipad