Printed from http://www.electronista.com

iOS 5 Twitter assets hint 2048x1536 iPad still on the way

updated 06:45 pm EDT, Tue June 14, 2011

iOS 5 code shows iPad 3 Retina Display still alive

New art assets found inside iOS 5 have revived hopes that Apple was making a 2048x1536 iPad display. Much like the iBooks discovery in January, backgrounds and other parts of the Twitter framework are at the extra-large resolution. The TechUnwrapped source hadn't found it anywhere else in the OS so far, though, suggesting that Apple wasn't ready to commit to releasing a sharper tablet in the near future.

Apple is widely presumed to be working on a Retina Display-like iPad screen for a model that would most likely show in early 2012. Hopes had briefly emerged that it might show for what became the iPad 2. The costs and technical realities at the time, though, ruled it out. Most current dual-core processors and mobile graphics chips only have enough power to handle roughly a 1080p display.

Samsung has hinted that a 2048x1536 iPad is at least possible. A 2560x1600 10-inch display due at the same time wouldn't be a direct match but would show that either Samsung or a rival like LG Display could cut an iPad-sized screen with a much denser resolution.

2048x1536 asset scaled to fit



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug

Home automation fans have been getting their fair share of gadgets and accessories in the last few years. Starting with light bulbs, a ...

Razer Kraken Pro headset

Gaming headphones are a challenge to get right, for a long list of reasons that are unique to the consumer buying them. Some shoppers ...

Patriot Aero Wireless Mobile Drive

Regardless of how large a tablet you buy, you always want more space. There's always one more movie or another album you'd cram on, if ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News