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Kevin Rose Says iPad 2 is Coming Soon with Higher Resolution

by on January 7th, 2011

Kevin Rose is once again making some bold predictions. This time around it’s regarding the iPad 2, which according to his sources will be coming soon.

I have it on good authority that Apple will be announcing the iPad 2 in the next “3-4 weeks”, possibly Tuesday February 1st. The iPad 2 will feature a retina display and front/back cameras.

If you’re thinking of buying an iPad, hold off for now.

UPDATE: Spoke w/another source, the display has a “higher dpi”, but not technically a retina display. This seems odd to me, we’ll have to wait and see..

A true Retina Display on the iPad would mean doubling the existing resolution. Kevin’s second source says it’s just a ‘higher dpi’, which could mean that having a true Retina Display on the iPad wouldn’t be necessary since we tend to hold it further away compared to the iPhone 4.

What do you think? Will we see the iPad 2 coming soon?

[Kevin Rose]

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  • Christopher Jones

    Apple has defined their Retina Desplays as being 300 dpi or greater in their Keynote when they first introduced the iPhone 4. Currently, the iPhone 4 has a screen of 326 dpi, but the iPad, even if you double the resolution to 2048×1536, will still only be 264 DPI, notably under their 300+ mark. You can even see a distinct difference if your running an iPhone app on your iPad at 1x resolution and then compare the size to your iPhone. The iPad is running the app pixel-for-pixel at that point, but the app takes up noticeably more screen landscape. Apple can call it a Retina Display if they want, as the term was created by them and is original, but in true comparison, it will still be less than their predefined mark.

    Doubling the pixels would make more sence for Apple rather than making it 300 DPI or greater, because if you just double the pixels then all the previous apps will still work without need for modification, exactly like their move to the higher resolution iPhone. In my opinion I think that was genius of Apple and it worked flawlessly, as all the apps that are created are fixed to a certain resolution within the programming, with very few exceptions (universals apps for one).

    I believe Apple may go with doubling the pixels, making it 264 DPI, but I have always wanted a Wide-Screen iPad :). Do you think Apple will make the new iPad a 1536×2458 or 1536×2730? Possible, I guess, with black lines for the non-Wide-screen apps.