Does iPad 2 Have A Retina Display Or Not?

by Mike on January 19, 2011

Apple is preparing to launch their next generation iPad 2, the sequel to their highly popular current model and as the announcement of the new model draws ever closer, the rumors and speculation on this device are reaching a frenzied pace.

The iPad 2 has already been the subject of so many rumors including what types of data ports will be included, camera rumors, screen resolution questions and also possible release dates. In the past day, the focus on this device has been on the display screen that will be included on the iPad 2 and there are differing points of view on this topic.

According to John Gruber of Daring Firewall, the iPad 2 will not have a 2048 x 1536 super high resolution Retina display as his sources say that the biggest hurdles to this technological advance are the increased RAM requirements which would result in higher consumer costs. Many Apple fans were not pleased with the purchase price of the original iPad and its unlikely they would be to happy if the iPad 2 came with an even higher price tag. What Gruber sees are other modifications coming to the screen like improved power consumption, and a brighter as well as thinner screen, but the resolution will remain at 1024 x 768.

Gruber’s belief is in stark contrast to Josph Topolsky of Engadget who has been advised by his sources that the new tablet will be much thinner and will have a screen technology that is very similar to the iPhone 4 Retina Display. He goes on to say that the screen will feature super high resolution but will stay at 10-inches in size. Other features that Topolsky expects on this device include a pair of cameras (front and rear) and an SD card slot.

Via: Pocket Lint

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