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Apple iPad 2 to have 2048×1536 resolution Retina Display?

MacRumors is reporting that the next generation Apple iPad will feature a whopping 2048×1536 resolution Retina Display. Coupled with Engadget’s latest report that the next iPad will indeed feature a “super high resolution” display, and this all starts to come together. The 2048×1536 resolution is double the existing resolution of the current iPad and would make scaling apps very, very straight forward for developers, just like with the iPhone’s Retina Display on the iPhone 4. How does MacRumors come to the conclusion of the new 2048×1536 resolution, you ask? They have found pixel-doubled images in some Apple iOS apps, and they are exactly double the resolution of the existing icons. They are also named iPadx2, just like the iPhone’s higher resolution files. It’s going to take a serious GPU to power those kind of graphics, but we think Apple’s up to the challenge.


Jonathan Geller is the founder of Boy Genius Report, now known as BGR, and one of the biggest tech & mobile destinations in the world.

BGR was acquired by leading digital media company PMC in April 2010 and Jonathan is President and Editor-in-chief of BGR Media, LLC. Jonathan was named to Forbes' coveted 30 under 30 list in 2016, and frequently appears as a commentator on news channels such as CNBC, Fox News, ABC News and Bloomberg.

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