More signs of iPad 3 Retina Display in iOS 5 beta Twitter frameworks?

More signs of iPad 3 Retina Display in iOS 5 beta Twitter frameworks?

@Frankrockz told TechUnwrapped he found some interesting iPad Retina Display sized graphics hidden in the Twitter frameworks of the just-released iOS 5 beta.

As I was going through the iOS SDK I came across some images in the new Twitter .framework. The resolution appears to be 1,536 x 2,048.

That, of course, is the magic 2x number needed to take the 9.5-inch iPad display to Retina levels. Similar 2x graphics were previously found in iBooks before the iPad 2 release, so it doesn't necessarily mean iPad 3 will be getting Retina Display -- depending on costs and production yields it could be iPad 4 -- but it does mean Apple is continuing to get ready for it at some point.

Would you be willing to pay more for a 1,536 x 2,048 iPad 3, or would you prefer Apple hold off until they can cram four times the screen into the same price?

[@Frankrockz via TechUnwrapped]

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More signs of iPad 3 Retina Display in iOS 5 beta Twitter frameworks?


I think he is asking if you would pay extra now or would you rather wait until they can do it for the same price.

That would be awesome to see that kind of a display, but I got my iPad 2 and am very happy with it. I think I will just stick with it for now. By the way got my Tipb shirt today woohoo!!

I'll definitely be getting the Retina iPad, even if it costs more than the the current models. To me, the lack of a high res display is the one thing that keeps the iPad 2 from being a perfect device.

who can really support that resolution, even a 52 inches TV hasnt, no one professional monitor has it, i think the limit is 1920, and who say that wait for high resolution... already ipad 1 has it, 1024 is high resolution, giving a jump in quality to the dvd formats that is 720x480.
The only reason to go so high is to equalize the electronic ink tablets in my opinion