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iPad 2 Resolution is Likely 2048x1536

iPad 2 Resolution is Likely 2048x1536

Posted January 15, 2011 at 7:48pm by iClarified · 25245 views
Images accidentally left in iBooks 1.1 and 1.2 reveal that the iPad 2's resolution is likely double that of the current model, according to MacRumors.

Version 1.1 of Apple's iBooks application seems to have accidentally included some artwork for this hypothetical pixel-doubled iPad. As shown above, the App's bookmark icon included versions for the iPad, the iPhone and the iPhone Retina Display (iPhonex2). It, however, also included one additional version labeled "iPadx2". Sure enough, this is exactly double the resolution version of the iPad icon and is distinct from the other versions. The most likely explanation for this added graphic is plans for a double-resolution iPad. Apple has since removed this extra artwork in subsequent versions of iBooks.

The current iPad uses a 1024x768 resolution. Doubling this resolution would result in a 2048x1536 resolution at a 260 DPI.

A recent Engadget report also predicts a "super high resolution" iPad 2.

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kalantz - January 16, 2011 at 7:56am
What GPU would support such resolution?
Swerd - January 16, 2011 at 8:12am
Exectly, its going to be in expense of battery life and speed.
Silphanix - January 16, 2011 at 1:19pm
It's going to look beautiful and I guarantee that the battery life will be better than competing tablets.
Swerd - January 16, 2011 at 3:06pm
Better than in current iPad?
Travis - January 16, 2011 at 6:21am
The Motorola XOOM is going to look like shit in comparison.
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Kiro Velkovski - January 16, 2011 at 5:04am
Double?!? It's quadruple...
Crunch - January 15, 2011 at 8:30pm
Nice! I suppose 260dpi, being below 300dpi, the self-imposed "retina standard" of Steve Jobs at the introduction of iPhone 4 technically falls 40dpi short. lol That's plenty close enough for me, though, and obviously, they will likely keep the LED-backed IPS LCD technology and with that, my own personal appetite for super hi-resolution, high-quality displays will have been met, and then some. :-D Can we do the iMac next? 5120x2880 at 27"? Please?
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