Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 11th Aug 2012 14:31 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "I decided to write this post after having too many heated discussions with many users across many blogs. After hearing repeatedly; 'The iPad will have a better display' or 'It sucks because it's not Retina' I figured it was time to break the argument down and dispel the 'Retina' myth." Fantastic post at The Verge.
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Some People Just Want To Watch Apple Burn
by tony on Sun 12th Aug 2012 02:27 UTC
tony
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2005-07-06

That article is full of sour grapes, picking and choosing on stats to be overly pedantic. Trying to disprove the obvious (that new iPad screens/MacBookProR screens look amazing). And yes, some of it is the color, but a lot of it is the DPI.

We had the same anti-Apple hysteria when the Retina display came out for the iPhone 4, about how it's a gimmick, how it doesn't make any difference. Then Android phones started showing up with similar DPI displays, and that debate suddenly went away.

Higher PPI displays are coming, and not just for Apple. Apple is the first to get the ball rolling on making it a consumer standard (which yes, of course there have been high DPI displays before, but rare and/or expensive).

Is the Surface's 1080p display enough to sate my desire for high DPI? I'll have to see. It could be.

But either way, mainstream DPI is coming, and that's a good thing. It look gorgeous (and looking gorgeous doesn't require having an Apple logo on the case) and the biggest benefit is that it makes things easier to read. Text just looks better with higher DPI.

TL;DR: Hey Verge, u mad?

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_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

That article is full of sour grapes, picking and choosing on stats to be overly pedantic. Trying to disprove the obvious (that new iPad screens/MacBookProR screens look amazing). And yes, some of it is the color, but a lot of it is the DPI.


Hardly. The author does not dispute the fact tha the retina displays aren't good, just superfluous. If you had actually read the article the author posits that the retina displays benefit more from the better contrast and color gamut, more than the 400% more pixels.

What's more the iPad 3 has 70% more battery capacity than the ipad2 but has 10~20% less battery life.

If apple hadn't gotten lazy by not making a proper scalable UI then they could have easily gone 1080p. Instead they're adding invisible pixels at a massive battery life cost.

Edited 2012-08-12 14:28 UTC

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tony Member since:
2005-07-06

"That article is full of sour grapes, picking and choosing on stats to be overly pedantic. Trying to disprove the obvious (that new iPad screens/MacBookProR screens look amazing). And yes, some of it is the color, but a lot of it is the DPI.


Hardly. The author does not dispute the fact tha the retina displays aren't good, just superfluous. If you had actually read the article the author posits that the retina displays benefit more from the better contrast and color gamut, more than the 400% more pixels.

What's more the iPad 3 has 70% more battery capacity than the ipad2 but has 10~20% less battery life.

If apple hadn't gotten lazy by not making a proper scalable UI then they could have easily gone 1080p. Instead they're adding invisible pixels at a massive battery life cost.
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Just because our conclusions are different, doesn't mean I didn't read the article.

In the article, they made a big deal out of VA, trying to say a much lower resolution display is also "retina". They also dismissed the high DPI as a reason the display is gorgeous, instead saying it was the better colors.

Part of their argument is that high DPI isn't worth it. I disagree. And pretty soon, when most non-Apple tablets and displays have high DPI, that argument will magically disappear.

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