12/04/2013 12:31:00 PM - 0 comments
The ipad mini and the new iPad air have received a lot of positive feedback but the talk of a larger iPad with a 12.9 inch display is still doing the rounds. It has been reported that there could be two different configurations for this bigger iPad and a theory as to the reason behind this was revealed by PadNews. They stated that one of the bigger iPad would have a standard 2K display while the other, higher-end model would have a 4K panel.
The talk of 4K displays has been really popular over the past little while, with all kinds of devices and machines showing support for this higher definition standard. The latest next generation consoles all offer 4K Ultra HD support to varying degrees, but this doesn't necessarily means that Apple is about to do the same. Apple are famous for going against the grain, and with LTE having only arrived last year, we don't see Apple feeling under any pressure to conform to this latest trend.
Having said that, when it comes to display technology, Apple has been among the first to test new things and you only have to look at their iOS devices and MacBooks to know that sharp displays are a top priority. In bumping up the size of the iPad to 12.9 inches, Apple will have to up the resolution somewhat to maintain the arbitrary Retina standard, so the suggestion of a 4K display isn't that preposterous. If there are to be two different variations though, we'd expect that the second, 2K model would arrive with an iPad Air-like resolution of 2048 x 1536 or similar.
We never really know if the rumors that do the rounds are true or not, but one thing we do know is that a 12.9 inch iPad with a 4K display would look amazing. At around 400 pixels per inch, it would beat anything else found on a mobile device and with iOS 7, we can only imagine what things would look like on this kind of resolution. What do you guys think, would you be in favor of a 12.9 inch iPad with a 4K display? Let us know in the comments.Read more...