In 12 months from now we're probably going to be hearing a lot of moaning and whining.
Bahwawawa..........I'm not getting an iPad3, I'm waiting for the iPad4 and the retina display.
As I said on a previous thread, I'd love to be proven wrong, but I just don't see it happening.
The iPhone 4 resolution is nothing amazing, it's only 960 x 640. The thing that makes it special is that they managed to pack that into a little 3.5" midget screen.
As for the "display expert", he doesn't sound like much of an expert. I think that the iPad2 display is pretty good, but to claim that there's little difference between 132 PPI and 326 PPI is just insane.
Well yes, your right about that the 132 vs 326 PPI is a noticeable difference.. as well as there will always be assorted moans & groans why people will not get an iPad, for whatever reason they pull out of ...their..um..hat(?)
I think it was a brilliant marketing and tech ploy by Apple to do the Retina Dance on the iPhone. However... what other tech advances are around the corner that could supersede it, and be more useful and profitable for the iPad?
AMOLED possibly, or a screen with a finer dot-pitch, or maybe shake it all up and get true Resolution Independence out the door with OSX and iOS. That's really what I've been waiting for, considering some of the frameworks are already in Snow Leopard, but just aren't being utilized yet.
As we've been witnessing for quite a while now, Apple will be the first to use and implement new-tech in their devices... WHEN... the opportunity and the ROI price-to-performance issue is to their advantage to do so. Not before... and rarely after, unless they're waiting for the next big thing around the corner.
Just maybe, this is one of those times where they're waiting to "leap-frog" what they're using now on a completely different device.
The myth and stated claim of the haters, has always been "it's just a big iPhone or iPod touch". I would say that statement couldn't be farther from the truth, or the reality where Apple is truly pointing the iPad.