Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Mar 2012 22:59 UTC
Apple And it was that time of the year again - Apple held one of its product announcements. This one focussed on the iPad mostly, and while some will call it a disappointment merely because virtually everything had already been leaked, I'm still in awe over the fact the newly announced iPad has a 2048x1536 display. My mind is blown.
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Not really Retina, is it?
by gan17 on Wed 7th Mar 2012 23:18 UTC
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Correct me if I'm wrong here, but Apple made a big deal out of the iPhone 4/4s having 326ppi and went to great lengths to tell everyone that the human eye was unable to discern more than 300 or so ppi. They coined the term "retina" based on pixel density alone, not perceived sharpness at different viewing distances.

And now they're saying this new iPad's "measly" 264ppi is retina display spec as well, just because you hold it further away from you?!

Yeah, I agree that it's nice to have resolution better than my 40" TV or 13" laptop LCD on a 9.7" slate, and I know viewing distance plays a big part in perceived image sharpness..... but it's still inconsistent with Apple's past claims about what a retina display is supposed to be.

Edited 2012-03-07 23:19 UTC

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