Higher screen resolution for iPad 2; iBook Image Hints at a 2048×1536 Resolution Upgrade

Written By Sam on 17 January 2011

A resolution of 1024 x 768 would be more than enough for most people and for most applications. However, Apple has always been pushing the limits on its devices. The latest news is that Apple is likely to up the resolution on its next gen iPad 2 to 2048 x 1536, effectively doubling the present screen resolution.

This interesting fact came to light when developers @Stroughton Smith and @Xuzz (on Twitter), who bumped into higher resolution images that were accidentally left behind by Apple developers in version 1.1 and 1.2 of iBooks for iPad!

Such a supposition of a higher screen resolution for iPad2 is hypothesized on the basis of the fact that version 1.1 of iBook accidentally included some artwork for this iPad 2, specifically for an additional version labeled iPadx2 and the resolution is double that of the present iPad screen resolution. Subsequently, this high res image was removed from latter versions of iBooks.

There are other rumors circulating as well that point to the possibility of the next iPad 2 having a higher resolution screen double that of its predecessor. This can also gain some credence by the fact that Apple would have to include an upgraded GPU in the next iPad 2 to drive this higher screen resolution.

Here they would be following a familiar pattern as they did on the iPhone 4 last year, doubling its screen resolution to 960×640. The new iPad 2 is also rumored to have a dual core CPU support as also front and back cameras packaged in a slimmer design.

via MacRumors

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