The new iPad has a pixel density of 264 ppi, twice that of the iPad 2. Its resolution now stands at 2048 by 1536 pixels, which is even larger than a 1080p flatscreen TV.
Using the iPhone 4 screen as the basis for a Retina display, Apple explained that a pixel density of 264 ppi is enough to make pixels indistinguishable from a distance of 15 inches, which is the iPad’s expected distance from the eye.
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So how much difference does the iPad’s Retina screen, packed with more than 3 million pixels, make?
Here are some images that show a side by side comparison of the iPad 2’s screen and the Retina screen:
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As you see, the difference is very noticeable, just like it was when the iPhone 4 was introduced.
Additionally, be sure to check out images of the iPad taken by a Lytro camera by NYT writer Nick Bilton. You can focus on a particular area of the image, just by clicking over it.
The Retina display looks excellent, and we can’t wait to get our hands on the new iPad.Like this post? Share it!