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Why Apple Didn’t Introduce a Retina Display in the iPad 2

I talked in a previous post about the announcement of the iPad 2 (which went on sale yesterday in the US).

A lot of the announced features could have easily been (and were) guessed. One thing that was notably missing from the iPad 2′s specification though was the so called “Retina Display” that was introduced with the iPhone 4.

There is an interesting thread on Quora looking at the reasons this might be the case.

Basically, there are a number of plausible explanations:

  • Cost and availability of the parts
  • Adverse effect on battery life
  • Hardware requirements to drive such a display
  • Lack of competition
  • Hopefully we’ll see a Retina Display in the iPad 3.

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