While news is abuzz about the possible inclusion of a retina display on the next-gen iPad that’s being called the ‘iPad HD’, it’s been a curious question on everyone’s mind as to whether or not the iPhone 5 will have a higher resolution Retina display as well. As if the existing resolution of 640 x 960 with 326 ppi wasn’t high enough, but progress does mean moving ahead so it’s a possibly that Apple just might take things up a notch with the next model handset. The resolution that the ‘iPad HD’ is reportedly aiming to support is 2048 x 1536 with pixel density of 260 ppi for extra crisp viewing. Although we heard this rumor before we also heard that the possibility of this a high a resolution on a 9.7-inch display might not be realistically possible.

Higher resolution for crisper images

Higher resolution for crisper images

Never the less with details emerging about iOS 5 being able to sync 1080p videos with the iPad 2 and iTunes bringing a few Full HD movies to the scene, it’s quite possible that Apple would be working on high resolution displays for their devices. Come September/October when Apple makes it’s announcements for that part of the year and the iPhone 5 comes to light, I’d be pleasantly surprised if an iPad 2 variant or iPad 3 with a high-res display is also announced. We already know that the iPad 2’s A5 chips are quite capable of running Full HD videos which hopefully means Apple will kick things up a notch by showing off a high resolution display for better viewing.

LG is responsible for the Retina display and they just happened to showcase a few high-res mobile type displays at an event held in May. That’s possibly another clue to the possibility of an iPad or iPhone HD making it out come the latter half of 2011. I believe it might be a little too soon to spring this on the customers who have only just dished out a lump-sum of cash on an iPad 2. But with Apple, you just never know.

Publish date: July 9, 2011 6:27 pm| Modified date: December 18, 2013 8:09 pm

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