The iPad 2 May Have Double the Screen Resolution as Its Predecessor

New details and tech specifications coming out about the iPad 2, which analysts predict will be released sometime in April, suggest that the tablet will have a screen resolution twice that of the first model. TechCrunch has more:

A couple image assets included in the latest version of iBooks seem to have the same naming convention as iPhone apps have when they must accommodate both old and new iPhone displays. In other words, the images imply that the iPad 2 will undergo a similar transformation: remaining the same size while doubling the resolution of its screen.

If this true, you can sign me right up. Although the iPad's IPS screen is bright and has a great viewing angle range, I've always found its resolution distracting. I thought I left 1024×768 behind back in the late 90s. And the new generation of tablets promises quite a significant jump: 1280×800 would show 720p content very well, and the new form factors are 16:9 or thereabouts.

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