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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RE: Not really Retina, is it?
by kovacm on Thu 8th Mar 2012 08:36 UTC in reply to "Not really Retina, is it?"
kovacm
Member since:
2010-12-16

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.


FUD!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohMgjabfiUM 7:10

"It turns out that there’s a magic number right around 300 pixels per inch that when you hold something around 10 or 12 inches from your eyes is the limit of the human retina to differentiate… and at 326 pixels per inch we are comfortably over that limit."

Steve Jobs 14. Jun 2010 at WWDC

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gan17 Member since:
2008-06-03

So, are you saying it's me or Mr Jobs that's spreading the "FUD" ?

Thanks for the vid link, btw.

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kovacm Member since:
2010-12-16

So, are you saying it's me or Mr Jobs that's spreading the "FUD" ?

Thanks for the vid link, btw.

no, you spreading FUD!

gan17 wrote:
They coined the term "retina" based on pixel density alone, not perceived sharpness at different viewing distances.

AND THIS IS ABSOLUTELY NOT TRUE!

and please do not play stupid...

Steve Jobs say: "It turns out that there’s a magic number right around 300 pixels per inch that when you hold something around 10 or 12 inches from your eyes is the limit of the human retina to differentiate… and at 326 pixels per inch we are comfortably over that limit." at WWDC in 2010.

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bnolsen Member since:
2006-01-06

sorry 10-12 inches is way too close. More typical is likely 18 inches or more. For young kids the extra rez might matter. I personally don't notice the difference and wouldn't pick this tablet over a 1080p or even 1280x800 just for resolution.

A buddy of mine in the early 2000s had one of those tiny sony winows machines with the insane resolution. I frankly couldn't make out jack without squinting at it.

Edited 2012-03-08 22:24 UTC

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phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

That means the DPI was set incorrectly for the screen.

A 12pt font should be the same size (as in, stick a ruler up to the screen to measure) no matter what the resolution of the monitor is.

Doubling the screen resolution should not halve the size of text onscreen. If it does, someone screwed up the configuration.

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