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

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:



- 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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19 Comments

1. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 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.

10. karanstyle

Posts: 188; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

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

2. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1366; Member since: Oct 05, 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

4. theoak

Posts: 324; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

It is also quad-core - A5X processor In comparing to Tegra 3, Apple claims: Twice as fast Four times the performance

6. jamrockjones

Posts: 345; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

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

18. MobileCaseReview

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

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

5. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1366; Member since: Oct 05, 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.

22. matrix_neo

Posts: 334; Member since: Nov 03, 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.

7. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

What is it called? iPad 2S iPad 3 iPad HD #JUSTCURIOUS

11. Johnny_Mnemonic

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Is call maxipad

20. mrfwy

Posts: 20; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

iQuad ?

21. xiobnb

Posts: 74; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

lol....madtv.

12. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

ipod touch 9.7" LTE?

13. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 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.

14. elite monkey

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

what happened to 300ppi + being "retina"?

15. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 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).

23. r41nier

Posts: 71; Member since: Oct 13, 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.

19. MobileCaseReview

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

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

25. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 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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