Originally Posted by xd_1771
When the world takes advantage of no larger 1920x1080 media, such a screen is useless. Apple should have gone the simplicity way, sell their iPad with a 1920x1080 screen, and adjust existing apps to fit the screen size if so necessary. Taking on a ridiculous 2048x1536 screen is just going to drive up the costs for the customer because of the unique screen - moreso than the ripoff high price that Apple already charges.
I certainly won't even consider buying one. It is a time when HD content and 16:9 content ratio is reigning and I can't believe that Apple must insist on taking a step backwards.
It's mainly for reading
. The higher pixel density just means a cleaner picture, not a smaller one. That's what Hi-DPI does. The image will still be the same size compared to the iPad 2, it'll just be of higher quality. Not sure how anyone could have a problem with this.
Apple fronting the money for this development means every other company gets to benefit from the reduced price of implementing it into their own products. You're going to see it on Android too and no Apple doesn't own the patent because they didn't invent it, they paid for the R&D of another company to invent it