iPad 2 may not come out with the famed Retina-Display of Apple iPhone 4: 2,048 x 1,536 Resolution destined for iPad 3?

January 24, 2011, By Shawn Wagnon

When it comes to Apple products, there is no lack of speculation. You can find a new rumor or two almost every day and most of them will harp around the same age-old features. But in case of the iPad 2, it is the display and its resolution that has attracted plenty of speculation. This, after the highly-popular Retina Display of the iPhone 4. But will such visual delight be a part of iPad 2? Analysts close to manufacturers say, “Highly Unlikely”.

The problem is pretty simple. Apple never intended the iPad 2 to have a display of 2,048 x 1,536 resolution. While the number is accurate, those close to the production say that it will be iPad 3 that will sport the 2,048 x 1,536 resolution screen while iPad 2 will most likely stick to the previous resolution of 1,024 x 768. Yup, that does sound kind of a let down, especially considering the news that maybe we could watch 1080p HD Video on the iPad 2.

But doubling the display resolution will mean that the RAM and graphics processor need to be up to handling the strain and that is probably not something the iPad 2 manufacturers signed up for. Then there is the matter of redoing the apps to bring the best out of them with the new resolution. Knowing Apple, the Apps should not be too much of a problem, but the hardware is.

Even without the Retina-Display (Or something similar), with its possible dual-cam features, HD video capabilities and new design, expect iPad 2 to take rule the Tablet market for the next year or so!

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