Home > techcrunch > Wild-Eyed iPad 2 Retina Display Speculation Ignores One Thing: There’s No Content

Wild-Eyed iPad 2 Retina Display Speculation Ignores One Thing: There’s No Content

January 17th, 2011 01:45 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Apple can do a lot of things, but it can’t push through a new video standard. All of this iPad 2 speculation – that the new iPad will have a Retina display to show 2048×1536 content, a considerable step up from the 1024×768 of the previous iPad – is pretty much a pipe dream. Perhaps you’ll have a slightly higher resolution display this year, but forget about a Retina display.

Why? Because there’s no content that will look good on it. Jack Deneut writes:

Forget about DVD (Standard Definition) video, which if displayed at native resolution would be little bigger than a postage stamp on this new display. 720p HD video (the highest resolution sold on iTunes) would fill only a quarter of the screen, and 1080p video would have black bars not only along the top and bottom, but also along the sides of the screen. Of course, Apple will scale up these videos to fill the screen, but most people don’t expect pixel-doubling when watching HD video.

Read the rest of this entry »

Source: Wild-Eyed iPad 2 Retina Display Speculation Ignores One Thing: There’s No Content

Related Articles:

  1. Samsung Announces 10.1-inch 2560×1600 Display – Does It Mean iPad 3 Will Get Retina Display?
  2. After Two Months, How Does the iPad’s Retina Display Stack Up?
  3. More Evidence Of iPad 3 Retina Display Found In iOS 5 SDK
  4. Apple Releases Remote 2.0; Optimized For iPhone 4 Retina Display, Adds Support For iPad And Compatibility With New Apple TV
  5. Study Claims iPad 2 Display Delivers Almost Identical Performance To iPhone 4’s Retina Display
blog comments powered by Disqus