Apple iPad 2 to have Same Resolution with No Retina Display

Posted on Jan 20 2011 - 4:21pm by Richard Sharp

The iPad 2 has been the source of much talk and speculation of late, the most recent rumours have surrounded the screen likely to feature on the second generation machine. Last week we covered a story that suggested a new screen with quadruple resolution would be included but according to John Gruber this is just wishful thinking.

Gruber said, β€œI asked around, and according to my sources, it is too good to be true: the iPad 2 does not have a retina display. I believe the iPad 2’s display will remain at 1024?Γ—?768. Its display may be improved in other ways – brighter, better power consumption, thinner, perhaps.”

Even though Retina will be absent from the Apple iPad 2 analysts are certain it will come equipped on the iPad 3. Gruber hinted that testing has probably already started with advances in battery and power consumption a key before rolling out such a high resolution screen.

Gruber is a man in the know and is undoubtedly connected when it comes to all things Apple, that said we can’t be sure on the specs until we hear them directly from the horses mouth. If speculation is true Apple will unveil the iPad 2 on February 1st in preparation for an April release date.

Do you think the new iPad 2 needs a better screen than the current iPad?

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  1. James Kelly January 20, 2011 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    I was always doubtful of an iPad Retina display. The iPad 2 will most likely include the following:

    -Front and back facing cameras with Facetime (like iPhone 4 and iTouch 4)

    -Improved display with optical lamination (like iPhone 4) but same resolution

    -Improved CPU and GPU

    -More RAM (hopefully 1GB)

    -Gyroscope (like iPhone 4)

    -SD card slot

    -Thinner, lighter form factor (maybe)

    -Better battery life (maybe)

    USB won't happen and Retina Display probably won't either. πŸ™‚

  2. Allan Nielsen January 20, 2011 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    If the resolution is 1024×768 I will not be buying…

    If it is 1280×960 or higher I will buy one, no mater what the price is.

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