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Rumors of Apple bumping the iPad up to a higher-resolution display received a new boost today with The Korea Times reporting that Apple has been working with Samsung and LG on new LCD technology to produce displays with a resolution 2048x1536, double that of the existing iPad in each dimension.

The report notes that Samsung and LG are currently in the testing process for the new displays, which would push the resolution up over 260 pixels per inch, below that of the iPhone 4 and fourth-generation iPod touch, but perhaps high enough for Apple to still consider it a "Retina" resolution given the somewhat further distance at which the iPad is typically viewed.
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Had to trim off the end due to title length. This'll be the first device you can actually watch 1080p on, at least zoomed in a little with the sides cut off.
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My eyes already hurt.
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My eyes already hurt.
Why? Content isn't getting any smaller, just more detailed. It'll help your eyes, if anything.
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I mean literally, my eyes are going out Sure this is an amazing resolution, but it seems to be a waste when the screen is so small, IMO.
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I mean literally, my eyes are going out Sure this is an amazing resolution, but it seems to be a waste when the screen is so small, IMO.
Ah, right! Hehe.

Mmm, I for one look forward to watching a 1080p movie or playing a game like Infinity Blade with such high PPI
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It's going to be one amazing panel, that's for sure. Can't wait to see the competition follow suit.
 
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Why can't we have monitors with this kind of res for a decent price?
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Cool.
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Why can't we have monitors with this kind of res for a decent price?
Your monitor is generally further from your face than a tablet. The extra PPI wouldn't help much.

Even hi-res laptop screens rarely break 200PPI.

Remember the 1600x768 8" LCD in the Sony Vaio P's? that's 222PPI in early 2009. But there was no "8 Inch Specific" software out for it, so mini-windows seemed a but ridiculous on it.

EDIT: Woah, the Toshiba Portege G900 (WM6 Phone) had 311PPI in 2007. I wonder if anyone has ever created a timeline of LCD PPI?
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Why can't we have monitors with this kind of res for a decent price?
I do believe the reason for this is the difficulty in making a perfect example of a larger screen. A cell phone and tablet are far easier to make screens for because the chances of a manufacturing error is so much lower compared to a monitor.

That being said there are rumors that apple is trying to up the resolution on their entire computer product line possibly in the same way. (4x)
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