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.
Thread beginning with comment 510017
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: Not interesting
by pandronic on Thu 8th Mar 2012 21:55 UTC in reply to "RE: Not interesting"
pandronic
Member since:
2006-05-18

The sixties called. They want the file manager back.


What does this even mean?

Try reading large amounts of text. Its much better as an e-reader. No need for blurry anti-aliasing anymore, things can be crisp.


Been there, done that. 1280x800 is good enough ... hell, even the iPad 2's resolution is good enough ...

Its a choice, not a software limitation.


Yeah, sure, Apple can do no wrong ...

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[3]: Not interesting
by nefer on Thu 8th Mar 2012 22:06 in reply to "RE[2]: Not interesting"
nefer Member since:
2012-02-15


What does this even mean?


It means that after half a century, its time to let go of the old crippled ways of handling things.

Been there, done that. 1280x800 is good enough ... hell, even the iPad 2's resolution is good enough ...


I've been waiting especially for the new iPad to get the high resolution display. I've been reading text on screens for decades, and do a lot of reading on my laptop screen. Even with the best anti aliasing in a modern OS to make text look good on normal resolution displays, its still basically a band aid. Text doesn't look as crisp as it could be. It doesn't come near the crispness of text in a book. With high resolution displays, text on these devices is actually sharper than books in print.

Its like HD resolution. Once you get used to the sharpness, everything regular looks muddy.

Yeah, sure, Apple can do no wrong ...


I'm not throwing any sentiment around, I was just stating a fact. Vector based UI features have been found in OSX for as far back as 10.4.

Edited 2012-03-08 22:07 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[4]: Not interesting
by gan17 on Thu 8th Mar 2012 22:23 in reply to "RE[3]: Not interesting"
gan17 Member since:
2008-06-03

"
What does this even mean?


It means that after half a century, its time to let go of the old crippled ways of handling things.
"

Having the ability to manage your files yourself is vital for people who use the iPad as a creative tool. Try using Adobe's Photoshop Touch or something. As you create multiple variants of the same piece, you'll definitely miss the ability to sort them in folders and sub-folders.

Reply Parent Score: 3