A couple of months ago it was suggested that the iPad 2 would come equipped with a retina display which is currently seen on the Apple iPhone 4. Well a recent discovery has dispelled the retina display myth but never fear because the news suggests the iPad 2 screen will have quadruple the number of pixels than the current iPad.
That means an increase from 1024×768 to 2048×1536, a new PPI (Pixels per inch) of 260 compared to the current iPad which only has a PPI of 132 – not quite retina (iPhone 4 = 326 PPI) but still a huge leap forward.
The rumour is actually pretty strong and comes from the new iBooks app – the graphics used on the app are actually four times higher than the iPad can deliver. So they don’t look any better on the current iPad, the app was designed by Apple and they must have some reason to up the graphics – hence the rumour that the iPad 2 will be able to run the app at full graphical capacity.
Let’s not forget that apple pulled the multiple of four out of the bag when launching the iPhone 4, it has a screen resolution 4 times greater than the 3GS so there is no reason they wouldn’t do the same with the iPad 2.
Don’t expect this to be the last rumour to hit before the iPad 2 launches. Do you think this is a large enough improvement or would you prefer the full on retina display?
Source: Apple insider