Steve Jobs has gone on record claiming there won’t be a new iPad before 2012, even though rumor mongers continue to speculate there might indeed be a new iPad ready for release during fall, which is when Apple is also expected to formally release the iOS 5.
Meanwhile, here are some interesting revelations that have resulted from a peek into the iOS5 codebase. The Twitter framework has huge images which are suited for a massive 2048 X 1536 resolution; double the size of the existing iPad hardware’s capabilities. Further adding strength to the ongoing speculation of the future iPad incorporating a ‘Retina’ display are the rumors going around indicating that the Newsstand App also has come across similar revelations which indicate all of this might not exactly be mere speculation after all. The above is the latest in a series of related rumors that has been making news almost on a regular basis since January, all pointing towards a pixel-doubling strategy as has been used in case of iPhone 4’s Retina Display.
Meanwhile, apart from the pixel-doubled iPad images that has led many to believe the next iPad version to feature Retina Display, rumors of the forthcoming iPad to come with a 3D display has also been gaining ground. More so after the recent exhibition of a 3D display at the Display Taiwan event where the display manufacturer CPT showed off a prototype that many believe could end up being the next iPad’s display.
Its not that the prototype put up for viewing carried an Apple badge or logo as that would have given the game away, if at all things are headed that way. However, the prototype display did look like an iPad though on the flip side, one will be required to wear special glasses to experience the third dimension in all its glory. However, there are other reason to believe the next iPad might in fact come with a 3-dimensional display.
Take for instance Apple’s pursuit to enhance the iPad’s display resolution which is almost double than that seen in the present version. To go for 3D is perhaps the only logical explanation for pushing such higher resolutions and DPI as in reality the resolution gets halved, one for each eye to successfully create the 3D effect. To have extremely high resolution thus becomes necessary so as to maintain picture quality even after being split into two. However, all of these can turn out to be a dampener if wearing glassed to experience 3D is made mandatory.
Lastly of course, all of the above are rumors at best and will remain so until there is some sort of a confirmation coming from any corner, either from Apple or the component manufacturers it has contracted. Of course, an official statement from the former would be the best thing to have though that’s not forthcoming in the next few month. That’s for sure.
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