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iPad's high-res Retina display: here are the details

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iPad's high-res Retina display: here are the details
Apple’s new iPad is here! And probably the biggest highlight of Apple’s third tablet is the mind-blowing high-res Retina display. The new iPad delivers crystal clear images. 

CEO Tim Cook actually said the tablet has a better resolution than the presentation screen behind him, and it has more pixels than an HD TV.

Here are all the technical details about the new iPad’s Retina display:



iPad's high-res Retina display: here are the details
- resolution of 2048x1536 pixels
- pixel density of 264 pixels per inch
- 40% better color saturation
- 3.1 million pixels total
- 1 million more pixels than an HD TV

It’s not a surprise, but it’s somewhat of a relief to see such an amazingly detailed display has indeed arrived on the iPad. Are you impressed?

source: Apple

Image courtesy of Engadget.

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posted on 07 Mar 2012, 12:45 5

1. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Not an Apple fan, but definitely impressed. I hope droid tabs with this kind of pixel density will come out soon. Truly a highDEF experience.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 13:00 7

10. karanstyle (Posts: 188; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Sony is Working at its best to bring the Best ppi in resolution

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 12:47 1

2. PhoneCritic (Posts: 331; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


No not really. This is what was expected. However, it is good news as the rest of the industry also now has high definition displays as well. but overall good news

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 12:47 2

4. theoak (Posts: 318; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


It is also quad-core - A5X processor

In comparing to Tegra 3, Apple claims:

Twice as fast
Four times the performance

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 12:51 5

6. jamrockjones (Posts: 345; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Ya, but I don't think they're talking about the CPU, I think it's just with the graphics.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 14:15

18. MobileCaseReview (Posts: 239; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


It's a duo core with quad core processing Graphics.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 12:51 8

5. PhoneCritic (Posts: 331; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


HD is HD so even if it has a billion more pixels then the human eye can account for it is still comparable to an HD television set. That said if it was super AMOLED HD then I be very impress because of the saturation level of colors and the Trure Black levels. This is indeed good news but again in my opinion a HD RGB matrix Super AMOLED screen would be very impressive.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 19:13 1

22. matrix_neo (Posts: 307; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


They increased the screen resolution because they felt that their retina display is inferior now to super amoled plus display of samsung which recieving a higher momentum in screen technology. Every reviews of galaxy phones (s s2 & note) and galaxy tab 7.7, the screen display always recieved a good impresssion and always the first thing to be recognized.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 12:52 1

7. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 642; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


What is it called?

iPad 2S
iPad 3
iPad HD

#JUSTCURIOUS

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 13:01 1

11. Johnny_Mnemonic (Posts: 240; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Is call maxipad

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 15:07 1

20. mrfwy (Posts: 20; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


iQuad ?

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 16:23 1

21. xiobnb (Posts: 74; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


lol....madtv.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 13:07 5

12. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


ipod touch 9.7" LTE?

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 13:07 3

13. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Hats off to Apple for this.
I can't stand em, but I always give credit where it's due.
Samsung had a chance to put their best into a tablet and offer a true high tech to android at MWC but they dropped the ball monumentally.

If they expect from Galaxy pad 2 to compete with iPad HD, they deserve to be squashed by this school example of crafting a product with a single BANG feature, and presenting it to people.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 13:26 3

14. elite monkey (Posts: 21; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


what happened to 300ppi + being "retina"?

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 13:53

15. Stuntman (Posts: 669; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


Normally, people hold tablets farther away from their eyes than their phones. I can attest to that. I definitely hold my tablet (Eee Pad Transformer) farther away from my eyes than my phone (Desire Z).

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 22:26 1

23. r41nier (Posts: 59; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


being retina display does not depend only on the ppi. it also depends on the viewing distance. using the formula a = 2tan-1(h/2d) at 15 inches away qualifies for a retina display. the eyes cannot discern the pixels at the distance, which is the essence of Retina Display.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 14:16

19. MobileCaseReview (Posts: 239; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


It's relevant to the size of the screen and how far people hold it from their faces.

posted on 08 Mar 2012, 00:26

25. Cyan3boN (Posts: 423; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Why do they have to compare it with their own product(ipad 2), dont they know that they are downgrading ipad 2.

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