How does the (rumoured) iPad 3 Retina display compare to the iPhone 4S and iPad 2?

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So, plenty of iPad 3 rumours are knocking about stating that the tablet will be sporting a super-high resolution Retina display, comparable to that found in the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. The proposed resolution by many gadget bloggers and anaylsts would be somewhere in the region of 2048×1536.

But what would that actually look like compared to the Apple gear we already have? The iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 sit only at the 960×640 mark, while the first two iPads are 1024×768. The iPhone 1, 3G and 3GS models are a paltry 480×320.

In otherwords, a 2048×1536 resolution display (squeezed into a ten-inch screen, remember) would look IMMENSE. It dwarfs even the resolution of a Full HD Blu-ray viewing, the current consumer high-water mark.

To illustrate the point, Chris Koerner put together a handy comparison chart. If you weren’t excited about the potential of the iPad 3 before, you probably should be now.

Click the image above to see a full-size comparison.

Gerald Lynch