Rumor: Apple's next iPads may get higher resolution screens
posted by Paul.K / Oct 09, 2014, 3:53 AM
Sood dug up the graphics for the clock app, and found that they are offered in 3 variants for each piece – "iPad", "2x~iPad", and "3x~iPad", with each following variant being higher resolution and more detailed than the last. This leads to the speculation that, if "iPad" files are with a resolution, accommodating the iPad and iPad 2 displays, and the "2x~iPad" files cater towards the Retina displays, then the sharpest "3x~iPad" files are made for a yet unreleased display panel - possibly Retina HD.
Apple did dub the displays on the new iPhone 6 units Retina HD – presumably, because they have a higher resolution than the iPhone 5s screen panels. Still, the 4.7" model's resolution is 750 x 1334 pixels, which led to the PPI count to remain the same as before – 326, whereas the iPhone 6 Plus did benefit from a bumped-up 1080p resolution, with its PPI jumping up to the formidable 401.
So the rumors now speak of Retina HD iPads, but judging from the numbers above, it is too early to jump up and giggle in excitement, as apparently, the “HD” is a very broad definition. The new resolution files could also point towards the rumored 12" iPad Pro, but this is a barely-whispered-about product, so we won't go into speculation about that.
- Display 9.7" 1536 x 2048 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
- Processor Apple A8X, Triple-core, 1500 MHz
- Storage 128 GB
- Battery 7340 mAh
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beware retina HD plus is coming
posted on Oct 09, 2014, 3:57 AM 5
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posted on Oct 09, 2014, 4:00 AM 5
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Apple never said retina HD was "innovative". It was only a name to indicate an improved retina resolution. Not only do i never see apple users brag or make a big deal about it, but Interestingly, it's the few haters who MUST call it an innovation every time they see an article with this term in it. Is it a unique type of OCD or something?
posted on Oct 09, 2014, 4:31 AM 5
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I'm fine with "Retina HD" for the Plus, which actually has an FHD screen. But the 6 didn't actually change screen quality, just made it bigger. I still don't get why they didn't at least use something standard like 1366x768 (333 ppi).
posted on Oct 09, 2014, 9:34 AM 0
To be honest two things I dont care about in cell phones: How thin it is, and resolution beyond 300p... I looked at the LGG3 - no big deal at all - rather have more battery, better framerate, and smooth UI...
posted on Oct 09, 2014, 4:24 AM 6
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You wouldn't be saying the same that if you looked at Note 4's QHD. LG G3's implementation is poor. They reduced the brightness, oversharpened the texts and produces inaccurate colors.
posted on Oct 09, 2014, 5:28 AM 4
Reply to post #9... I'm definately looking forward to checking out Note4's Screen (I hear a lot of good about it), and if it changes my mind about QHD - so be it... But based on Benchmark tests, it looks like the screen hinders it's ability to do its best all for a barely noticeable sharpness (I maybe wrong after I see it in real life) but for now I'm sticking to no point beyond 300p...
posted on Oct 09, 2014, 6:51 AM 1
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I checked out the Note 4's screen at Best Buy (you should check out BB as they have the Note 4, Note Edge, and the Samsung VR there on display) and it's is lovely. Accurate color reproduction and they've greatly improved SAMOLED big time. I take a lot of video on my phone (from concerts and music festivals) and I can't wait to get this phone to shoot video. Where the high density of the screen comes to play is with certain typefaces like Asian typefaces. I'm learning Japanese in my free time and having a very high density screen is very critical since the strokes of Japanese Kanji (or Chinese characters) for example is much easier to distinguish since there are so many "strokes" in certain characters, unlike Western alphabets. Plus the Note series has the S-Pen which I use to write in Hirigana/Katakana/Kanji, in fact the software will take my handwritten Japanese and change it to the typewritten font of the character. Pretty nifty imo.
posted on Oct 09, 2014, 2:10 PM 0
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I have never seen a QHD mobile display, but I do know that there's a MASSIVE difference between a 1080p and 720p display. Like Z2 compared to Z3 C
posted on Oct 09, 2014, 8:38 AM 1
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Going from 480 to 720 was huge. 720 to 1080 is definitely noticeable. 1080 to 1440? Eh. You really need an 8+" screen to notice. I put a G2 and G3 side by side and couldn't tell. Just seemed like a specs bragging rights thing.
posted on Oct 09, 2014, 9:49 AM 3
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Copy with the 'pro' moniker, and try hard 12" large screen. First they copy with the larger screen on the i6+ now their tablets too? But the Note Pro 12.2 still trumps whatever 'larger' super high res display iPad Pro thing the FruitCompanyThingy can come up with.
posted on Oct 09, 2014, 6:21 PM 0
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