The new iPad's screen is apparently so amazing it can't be described in words (though we're certainly going to try; look for our review early next week). But images can sometimes tell the story more effectively, anyway. Lukas Mathis over at Ignore the Code stuck the new iPad, as well as about a dozen other gadgets, under a microscope to check out what the pixels look like way up close, at 80x magnification.
The new iPad's pixels are predictably minuscule, though not quite as small as the current-gen iPhone's. But there are some other interesting tidbits in there too--the BlackBerry PlayBook and Kindle Fire, as you may or may not know (hopefully not, because it's an awfully arcane bit of gadget knowledge), are built on the same platform, which is why they look exactly alike. But apparently the screen is very different--the pixel arrangement, shape, and color are all different between the two 7-inch tablets. And the E Ink-ed Kindle looks completely different, with its electrophoretic screen that's closer to a Woolly Willy than a regular LCD. Check out the images over at Ignore the Code.
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I really got marked as spammed for that lol...I mean really? How bout you find something ELSE TO POST ABOUT pop sci and stop being UP Apple pooper with all this terrible IPAD none sense..I mean are they paying you PER post
It's called getting hits. The majority of people who read this site would find Apple an interesting company given their great commercial success over the last 10 years. On top of that, Apple has an amazing ability to get people who don't like Apple to stupidly continue to click on articles about Apple and then comment about said article.
If you had read a single word, there is just as much about other tech as there is about Apple in the article. Only 2 sentences even reference the iPad. The rest talk about a bunch of android products.
You are a troll and should be marked as SPAM.
I agree with ToomeyND. I have compared the iPad to numerous tablets and found them to be lacking in quality in many regards, especially in the available apps. I use the iPad to reinforce everything I am learning in school. The apps I use for Anatomy and Physiology, Molecular Biology, Geology, Physics, and Calculus are far superior to anything I've seen from Apple's competitors, and many people have shown me their apps that they "think" are similar. For a student, there is hardly any similarity. Apple wins hands down. I also use this amazing machine to engineer and produce amazing electronic music, and similar apps in quality simply do not exist for the other tablets. The access I have to other educational material such as video lectures, pod casts, and virtual courses is unmatched. Add to that the amazing graphics and game library and there is nothing about the iPad that falls short for my needs.
As for trolls such as Delkomatic, your derogatory comments about Apple are not at all useful nor appreciated by the majority of people who read these articles for educational purposes. Nobody is insinuating that you have to like Apple or use their products, but for those of us who do appreciate their technology and products, your comments are nothing more than an eyesore and an unwelcome blotch.
@ToomeyND you are a tool bro
@ popsci you seriously banned my account lol for that comment good job in losing a subcriber to all of your magazines for ONE comment....are you kidding me grow a pair....you guys are retards and you are up apples ass...I will be canceling tonight...I actually enjoyed getting your magazines until just now and I did actually get them all and I do mean ALL of them but I guess paying customers don't mean anything in this world any more. I guess having an honest opinion is over rating as well if it hurts your poor little feelings douche bags.
I've always thought Apple gets too much credit for average technology. They are by all means good products just not the best that people make them out to be and I really think Apple just rides on brand recognition for success. I'm not trash talking because I owned an iPhone prior to my Galaxy Nexus but just felt I succumbed to that brand appeal in the past without looking at other options first. Simply put I imagine lots of consumers will just attribute credit to certain things like the new iPad's screen to Apple rather than Samsung who supplied it in the first place.
The only thing about Apple that I admire is their marketing team. They have been absolutely brilliant in getting the general public to believe basic improvements are innovative.
I mean, companies have been adding pixels to screens ever since they were first invented. Apple gives it a special name, Retina, and suddenly everyone thinks it's a bold new idea. It total BS, but they are so good at it!
I agree with avgjoe, i had an N95 when the first iphon came out and everyone raved it because i had video call and dual camera and such. I had it for a while on my n95. I love my RF transmitter on the n95 n98 n900.
just a little side deal. I went out to the site mentioned, and it appears that the Sony Xperia has pixels smaller than the ipad, and close to that of the iphone. This assumes that everything is to scale.
did not seem as bright, but that may be due to other factors.
As for Apple, well Popsci did fairly gush over the new screen ion this article -- as well as others. This is typical.
My take on Apple is that they make some decent products, but are rated well above their true worth in a lot of places. Many reviews never seem to mention any shortcomings, while nailing competitors to the wall.
The other disturbing thing is that they are apparently teflon. IBM was and is castigated as a money grubbing monopoly builder -- they got nuthin' on Apple.
Popsci is clearly being hand fed by Apple. They promote Apple's products like they are some magical device sent from God. They never talk about the downsides and what the competition does better. The ipad is simply a giant, glorified ipod touch. They seem to think that Apple has some how created this "Retina" display technology when it's actually the LCD manufacturers like Sharp, Samsung, and LG.
I'll wait for a tablet that is actually useful and can do half the stuff that a PC can do.
I'll feel sorry for you. It seems it is too late to save you from Apple's brainwashing.
I guess several of you are new to planet Earth. POPSCI focus is of science, but something has to pay the bills, i.e. commercials.
This is a cool article in the illustration of how denser pixels make for better resolution display.
Science sees no further than what it can
sense, i.e. facts.
Religion sees beyond the senses, i.e. faith.
OMG! Popular Science is NOT a place for profanity! (Ahem, Delkomatic2) It is a place ro learn about science and the wonders for it! I like this website! It teaches me new things and helps me write for my journal entry! (:
Not sure what it is about Apple that inspires the foaming-at-the-mouth hatred. I don't buy Apple products for my own reasons, but it doesn't upset me if others do. And I certainly don't mind seeing an article or two on the latest Apple gadgets.
@Delkomatic & @delkomatic2
If there was any moderator apprehension about banning you, I think you alleviated it with your "parting shot".
+1 rep to POPSCI for banning internet hatemongers.
@delkomatic2 You're an idiot. The reason it got marked as spam was because you say that on pretty much every article that get's posted about apple. Then you got banned for insulting them.
@ Kwitz: You assume much. You assume I am unfamiliar with the products created by Apple's competitors. You assume I am spoon fed how to think. You err in your assumptions. If there's one major thing I've learned after 184 credit hours, it would be how to question things properly and test my own hypotheses. The simple matter is that before I purchased a tablet, I explored all of my options. A purchase of several hundred dollars is very important to a student living on loans, grants, and scholarships. Therefore, I invested a few months of online research and hands-on experimentation with tablets from various companies. My choice to go with Apple's iPad had nothing to do with brainwashing, but rather to do with how the device and the apps could enrich my college learning experience. I truly have far higher quality apps at my disposal that reinforce the material I am learning in my classes, and the musical apps are of a much better grade as well. I simply made an economic decision after evaluating the opportunity costs associated with my purchasing options. I have since compared my iPad to my friends' tablets and the truth of the matter is that it is they who hold looks of disappointment in their eyes in the process, not I.
I look forward to any useful comments, plus or minus about the article.
Science sees no further than what it can sense, i.e. facts.
Religion sees beyond the senses, i.e. faith.