Apple supposedly testing 2K and 4K resolution 12.9" tablet panels for device launch in the spring
posted by Daniel P. / Dec 03, 2013, 3:52 AM
This time the launch date is pushed to April, and the sources indicate that Apple has focused on producing test batches of the 2K resolution version for the eventual larger iPad, despite speculation that the end result to hit retail stores will carry a 4K resolution 12.9" panel. Actually 2K or 4K is the less significant question here, while the real interesting thing is what's that device Apple has decided to tack a nearly 13" panel on.
We'd be surprised if it's indeed a 12.9" iPad, as it doesn't jibe at all with Apple's philosophy for tablet ergonomics. It would likely be something more in the lines of a new touch-enabled MacBook Air, or some sort of a convertible touchscreen device like the ones Windows 8 made possible, and which are proving a sales hit this holiday season, blending laptop, tablet and hybrid functionality rather successfully.
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Apple must optimize iOS7 for its tablets, as it is more a mobile OS than a tablet one. If they do this and add some extra features their iPad will become flawless.
posted on Dec 03, 2013, 3:58 AM 3
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"optimize iOS7 for their tablets" wow, I wonder what is THAT supposed to mean
posted on Dec 03, 2013, 6:12 AM 1
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also in the drawer they have only 4x4 icons... great optimization. hahahahahahah imagine 4k with 4x4 icons. that would be something. Dude it is not optimized for tablets. Working on tablets yes, optimized? hell no
posted on Dec 03, 2013, 3:43 PM 1
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Does anyone else think that after a certain point more resolution, even on a HUGE 13" screen is just bragging rights? I mean, you're doing good if you can see pixels when the density is only 250dpi or so. Apple is driving me crazy lately. They're sticking to their thinner, lighter, faster mantra, but doing very little else. Yawn.
posted on Dec 03, 2013, 3:58 AM 0
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If any of this is even remotely true then this might actually be Apple's year. Hopefully they go all out for once instead of cutting corners here or there. This would also be pretty diabolical of them seeing as how this releases end of 2014 just after their share buyback promise ends. Excellent time for a full reinvigorating after buying back all the shares they can at the lowest price of their stock possible.
posted on Dec 03, 2013, 4:45 AM 1
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I hope they allow some sort of desktop mode where the device could switch to OS X compiled for ARM. A lot of useful things would come along with that. Add bluetooth kb,mouse, and boom... mobile workstation.
posted on Dec 03, 2013, 12:05 PM 0
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Like the Surface Pro?
posted on Dec 03, 2013, 3:05 PM 1
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My original point still stands. Sure make an iPad Pro with higher resolution, so it's "better" than the standard iPad. That makes sense. But can you see the difference? No. Resolution is good now, let's work on color accuracy, battery life, etc. Unless they want to do 3D I don't see how any new screens will add anything at all to the experience.
posted on Dec 03, 2013, 7:14 PM 0
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Didn't Apple claim that the Retina Display is the most the human eye can perceive? So what's the point of putting a 4K resolution on a small device? It just seems a bit unecessary and a battery drain.
posted on Dec 04, 2013, 4:10 PM 0
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