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Retina Display will allow the iPad 3 to invade “mission critical” professions

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Retina Display will allow the iPad 3 to invade “mission critical” professions
Adoption of the iPad and iPad 2 by businesses has been well documented, but the expected bump in screen resolution on the iPad 3 will allow the device to be used in professional settings that demand a higher level of visual precision.

One such role would be displaying in-route charts on longer distance flight. While United Airlines has already replaced much of their bulky paperwork with iPads, the FCC restricts airlines from using them to display flight charts due to the lack of resolution. Retina Displays would allow pilots to use an iPad take on that role, according to Kevin Hiatt of the Flight Safety Foundation.

A higher resolution display would likely find rapid adoption amongst medical imaging professionals as well. Radiologists are currently allowed to use the iPad as a mobile diagnoses platform, but not as a replacement for full workstations. Higher resolution displays should expand the scenarios in which an iPad 3 could be used as the primary tool for making diagnoses.

Apple is expected to be first to a tablet to market with a Retina Display-type pixel density. By providing higher resolution imaging to professionals in medical, aviation, and other fields Apple could bolster its commanding lead in several business markets. It appears that Apple has been planning to adopt high-resolution displays since early 2011, but has had problems getting them built in sufficient quantities

If they can get the kinks worked out of their production pipeline the rewards could be great for both Apple and business professionals alike.

source: AppleInsider

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posted on 09 Nov 2011, 10:31 8

1. Thomas5.3 (Posts: 37; Member since: 30 Oct 2011)

retina in an imac "27

posted on 09 Nov 2011, 10:49 5

3. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

That would require screen resolution above 7500 px x 4500 px - I wonder what video processor would they squeeze in it...

posted on 09 Nov 2011, 16:38

9. joaolx (Posts: 364; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

Intel has been making processors with integrated graphics for that resolution, if i'm not mistaken. I read it somewhere.

posted on 09 Nov 2011, 10:39 3

2. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Apple has a subscription to "originality". Everyone knows what is about to come, but patiently wait until Apple does it first. And then Apple is innovative, and everyone follows it, being just a sheep, much dumber than Apple.

posted on 09 Nov 2011, 11:22 5

4. bbblader (Posts: 590; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)

even nokia makes a phone with a retina display but they dont call it like that
its on the Nokia E6 Touch and QWERTY 2,45'' screen which has 640x360 pixels of resolution that's 326ppi like on the iphone

posted on 09 Nov 2011, 11:46 4

5. bigboss (Posts: 80; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

Nokia did not want to be sued by Apple.

posted on 09 Nov 2011, 11:48 1

6. henrickrw (Posts: 408; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

let´see when they release it.

posted on 09 Nov 2011, 13:32

7. c.hack (Posts: 614; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)

With a display much larger than a smartphone, the iPad is normally held slightly farther from the eyes than a smartphone. Therefore, the pixel density does not need to be as high for the same perceived quality. The drawback to high pixel density is the need for more GPU (and battery) to drive more pixels. Hopefully Apple will be smart enough to realize all this.

posted on 09 Nov 2011, 14:44

8. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Apple will probably go with 2048x1536 resolution (because of older apps compatiblity), which would make for around 250 PPI on a 10-inch screen. Just as c.hack mentioned, this should be enough considering greater viewing distance compared to smartphone. However, if they want to keep cca 320 PPI, they would have to go with 2560x1920, but I doubt it.

posted on 10 Nov 2011, 18:44

10. Penny (Posts: 1672; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)

I don't know about using an iPad for medical diagnostics. Even with retina-level resolutions, those medical diagnostics monitors are expensive as hell for a reason. In addition to the very high resolutions those monitors offer (measured by megapixels rather than standard monitor resolutions), they have to basically have perfect contrast levels and extremely accurate colors (specifically the color versions). And you have to remember, we're not talking about perfect on a level that can be satisfied by even the most expensive of IPS monitors; we're talking about perfect in the sense that doctors need to be able to rely on it to save people's lives.

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