Rumor: The iPad 2 Getting 720p or Better Resolution

Posted Wed Jan 19, 2011 at 07:00 AM PST by Dick Ward

Apple's popular tablet may be going HD after all.

When Apple launched the iPad last year, they did so with the pomp and circumstance normally associated with Apple products. Steve Jobs took the podium and introduced some of the iPad's features, including the ability to play back HD movies. Of course, without an HD screen that hardly matters.

The iPad 2, which we should start hearing about soon if Apple is on course for the next piece of tech, is rumored to upgrade the existing 1024x768 screen to a display that can actually play back HD content in its native resolution.

It seems likely that Apple would want to upgrade, but there's a question of compatibility. The iPad has a 4:3 aspect ratio, and unless Apple is planning on changing up their apps significantly, we'll likely see another 4:3. The most likely, according to CrunchGear's Devin Coldewey, is an upgrade to 2048x1536 - four times the resolution of the original.

Source: CrunchGear

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