A lot has been said about the Retina display. We’ve “seen it before”, “never seen anything like it”, “been disappointed again”, or “been blessed by the Apple gods”. The resposes seem hot and cold.
Do you want to know why the response is unclear:
From a practical perspective the new iPad screen went beyond a simple upgrade. Apple took the iPad where no computer screen had gone before, in a mobile device. But from a mass-market user perspective the new iPad screen is obvious. After all, isn’t that the screen in the iPhone 4?
Retina display really is amazing technology
The technical feat of the new iPad screen is amazing. No one in the tablet space is coming close to what Apple has done. The Transformer Prime has almost half the resolution (1/4 the pixels) on a larger screen – for comparison sake.
DisplayMate published an extensive comparison between the iPad 2, iPhone 4, and the new iPad. Not only is the resolution better, but DisplayMate confirms that the screen on the new iPad has much better color reproduction.
But there’s more…the new iPad’s picture quality, color accuracy, and gray scale are not only much better than any other Tablet or Smartphone, it’s also much better than most HDTVs, laptops, and monitors. In fact with some minor calibration tweaks the new iPad would qualify as a studio reference monitor.
You read this blog because you love gadgets. You want to read about the latest and greatest. The new iPad screen is just that: the latest and greatest.
It seems like once every 5-10 years Apple makes something new. In-between, their products simply evolve. The new iPad is the best there is, by a very wide margin. This display is awesome, but it’s just an evolution of the previous iPad.
Image Source: The Verge