As soon as 9to5Mac revealed that Apple's latest iOS app iBook 2 comes with Retina Display, tech geeks started speculating that iPad 3, which is expected to be released within a months, will feature the same high resolution display.
This is not the first time that Apple hinted the chances of including double-resolution images in its iPads. In fact, an earlier version of iBook, launched in 2010, also contained similar high resolution images, which fueled the anticipation that forthcoming Apple iPad 2 would also have Retina Display. However, instead of including Retina Display in iPad 2, Apple released it with iPhone 4.
iPhone 4's Retina Display features 2x display resolution and almost double pixel density.
iPad and iPad 2 come with a resolution of 1024x768 and a pixel density of 132 ppi whereas the new iPad 3 is rumored to have a double-resolution screen 2048×1536 pixels in dimension and would feature a pixel density of 264 ppi. Although the Retina Display in iPhone 4 comes with 326 ppi, still offering a better and double resolution display in iPad 3 is a significant upgrade over iPad 2.
iBooks 2 was unveiled in New York City Thursday along with Apple's other education and eBook initiatives, including a new iTunes U app.
Check out the Retina-ready images from iBooks 2 published by @SonnyDickson:
iBook 2 Features Retina Display; Will iPad 3 Have the Same
iBooks 2 Retina Display images published by @SonnyDickson:
iBook 2 Reveals Retina Display – iPad 3 to Have The Same?