Originally Posted by Commodification
After 'Retina', what's next? 'Retina 3D'?? How can Apple improve upon the retina display on the ipad and iphone, or has mobile screen tech maxed out for the foreseeable future?
3D might be an option and they can do a 10-bit display but I think it's probably maxed out for now. The improvements from here on in are probably going to be battery related. They had to dramatically increase the battery capacity this time round to keep the same battery life from 25Wh to 42.5 Wh. That is going to have a significant impact on charging times.
Basically, with the same 10W plug, the iPad 2 will charge its 25Wh battery in 2.5 hours at best (real-world is over 3 - http://gizmodo.com/5535631/the-faste...charge-an-ipad
). The new iPad will take 4.25 hours to fully charge at best and real-world will likely be over 5 hours, meaning you will pretty much have to keep the new iPad on charge all night, every night to ensure a day's usage.
Personally, I'd buy the iPad 2 for that issue alone, plus it's $100 cheaper.
The other tech we are aware of is the tactile stuff so that's a possibility for future development.