Not even the gadget's winning feature has zero faults and the upgraded Retina display is most certainly the "Resolutionary" iPad's winning feature. From the moment Tim Cook announced the iPad to the preliminary hands-on reviews, to actual reviews, the iPad has gotten over-the-top praise for the 2048 x 1536 resolution display. And, it's not just gadget freak hype, the type of people who test these things have analyzed the display, confirming better sharpness, resolution and color representation. It's just all around great. Maybe, even, too great.
The screen is too good for some iPad content. For stuff that's optimized for the high-resolution display, stuff looks "brilliant," "stunning," and "incredible" -- just some choice words from our iPad reviewers. But, not everything meets the iPad's standards. That stuff looks not so good, as The New York Times' Brian X. Chen points out. "Pick up a new iPad and load a Web site, and you’ll often see crisp, clear text next to not-so-sharp photos," he writes. And the same goes for iPad magazine apps, notes BuzzFeed's John Herrman. That's because these sites and magazines have chosen not to upgrade their content for the better screen, which would cost both websites and magazine app makers a bunch of money.