Richard Gaywood for The Unofficial Apple Weblog on the next iPad’s Retina Display:
2048x1536 is an incredible number of pixels – 3,145,728 of them, in fact. That’s only 17 percent less than the 27“ iMac or 27” Cinema Display, and it’s 52 percent more pixels than a 50” 1080p television screen!
While the Retina Display on the iPhone 4/4S was quite an achievement, doing the same thing on the iPad is a much, much bigger deal. 2048 x 1536 is a lot of pixels. In fact, I’ve never owned a screen with that many pixels. The most interesting part of the announcement next month will not be the display itself, I think, but the rest of the internals that are able to both drive such a display and fit inside an iPad.