iPad 2 Likely to Have 2048×1536 Screen Resolution

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, News, Rants & Raves

There’s been a lot of talk about a “Retina” display for the next generation iPad due from Apple in the coming months, but it hasn’t been completely clear what resolution the iPad’s “Retina” display would be. Based on Apple’s marketing efforts for the original “Retina” display, it would suggest a DPI (dots per inch) greater than 300 to exceed the abilities of the human eye.

A more practical approach would simply be doubling the resolution of the current iPad (1024×768) to 2048×1536 at a 260 DPI. While not quite a “Retina” display, it would follow with Apple’s efforts to avoid fragmenting their product line. From a developer’s perspective, the doubling of an existing resolution is much easier to support. Apple similarly doubled the iPhone’s resolution from 480×320 to 960×640 when they introduced the iPhone 4. Like on the iPhone 4, older apps can will simply run pixel-doubled while native apps will take advantage of the full resolution of the new screens.

Based on some findings by @StroughtonSmith by way of @Xuzz on Twitter, it seems Apple is going to take this pixel-doubled approach again for the iPad 2. These icons were also previously found in August.

Version 1.1 of Apple’s iBooks application seems to have accidentally included some artwork for this hypothetical pixel-doubled iPad. As shown above, the App’s bookmark icon included versions for the iPad, the iPhone and the iPhone Retina Display (iPhonex2). It, however, also included one additional version labeled “iPadx2”. Sure enough, this is exactly double the resolution version of the iPad icon and is distinct from the other versions. The most likely explanation for this added graphic is plans for a double-resolution iPad. Apple has since removed this extra artwork in subsequent versions of iBooks.

Based on this information, and persistent rumors of a higher resolution iPad 2, we believe the next iPad will have a 2048×1536 screen resolution. It would also explain why Apple would have to upgrade the GPU on the new devices to drive this higher resolution.

Update 1: Rafeed.me points out another “x2” iPad graphic found in iBooks 1.2.

See the Wood Tile@2x.png below. It’s current dimensions are 1536×800 pixels. For comparison, the previous Wood Tile.png in iBooks 1.1 was a mere 768×400 pixels.

Update 2: Several commenters note that the “Retina” definition is based on a specific distance the device is being held from your eye. Since an iPad display would likely be held farther from your face, it would require a lower DPI to achieve the same effect.

[via: macrumors]

Gradly.net iPhone App is now available on the App Store

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, Download, Giveaways, iPhone, News

I’m very pleased to announce that the official blog App has finally made its way to the App Store, Listed below what you expect to get in this version:
  • Access to the latest blog posts.
  • Get exclusive free content and giveaways. stay tuned in the few coming days 🙂
  • Working on vertical & Horizontal views.
  • Keep contact with twitter updates as they happen.
  • Share posts and stories on popular social networks, twitter, facebook or by email.
  • Stay up-to-date with news and events.
  • Access flickr gallery and tumblr posts.
  • Stay connected to youtube videos.
More to come soon inshallah. Any comments or suggestions are highly appreciated.

Apple iOS 4.3 change log revealed

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UPDATE:

iOS 4.3 is Available Now, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple TV, Direct Download Repository Here
Known issues: Telephony * MMS pictures are rotated 90 degrees * Delay in activating FaceTIme after SIM swap * Delay when zooming in and out in Safari * FTP tool sometimes errors out WiFi * If SIM card is removed with personal hotspot is enabled, iPhone panics Bluetooth * D2D apps are not opening Other * Sound remains on even though the device is muted Issues Fixed Since iOS 4.3 8F5132f Accessibility * Fixed issue that prevented controls from being dismissed in some cases * Addressed issue where the keyboard could not be brought back when highlighting and swiping through search results * Voice over now reads the entire chart in stocks app while in landscape mode AirPlay * Fixed slideshow stop after 15 image when using AirPlay Baseband& Telephony * iPhone -> 04.08.00 * Enabled Traffic Volume Indicator IE in CELL UPDATE * Fixed issue with integrity protection failing after SRNS relocation * Fixed issue of iPhone units deactivating and not activating after baseband logging is enabled * iPad -> 07.11.00 * Fixed issue of Physical channel reconfiguration failure during a reselection procedure * Fixed issue of the UE missing a page because it is decoding and responding to RRC Setup messages meant for other UEs Bluetooth * Fixed incorrect auto routing with LG HBM-210 on FaceTime calls CalDAV * Fixed canceled recurring calendar events still shows on the event list Calendar * Fixed deleting a recurring events make the alarm go away * Fixed all-day alarm fired an hour early Exchange * Fixed exchange calendar event duplicating when passing Israeli daylight savings time Fonts * Letter ł is now visible in notes Keyboard * Fixed missing accented letters in European keyboard popups * Increase font size for China and Pinyin inputs * Fixed auto-correction issue when switch back from Emoji to English keyboard * Added inline space with Pingyin inputs * Corrected “Undo” translation in Simplified Chinese to “撤销” Localization * Updated inconsistent translation in Chinese, Finnish, Norwegian, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, * Fixed missing Chinese characters in Pinyin * Improved common phrases used in Chinese * Improved common phrased used in Japanese * 劲歌金曲 is no longer missing * Fixed issue that produced unexpected output when trying to type 从前门进入果 * 一点儿 now ranked higher than 一点二 * Word completion candidates capability now available for Chinese language * Added additional common phrases for character 耍 * Fixed issue that caused the wrong candidates to be displayed (J: “間スコット”) when “ますこっと” is input * “軽さ(かるさ)” now in the candidate Mail * Fixed orientation of mail application not following device orientation under specific conditions * Fixed popover when drilling into a thread while the empty search field is focused * Fixed mail message view and orientation when quickly selecting a message and hitting edit mode Messaging * Fixed MMS messages with vCards scrolling up Phone * Fixed screen not drawing properly when Nike+ is in the background Status bar * Added new icon for wifi tethering for personal hotspot on status bar Web * Fixed issue that caused Safari and other apps to crash after loading certain heavy Websites WiFi * Fixed Personal Hotspot password failure with 22+ characters VoiceOver * Added support to for “find” in Safari * Fixed wallpaper titles for VoiceOver [via: bgr]

Apple to remove home button on next iPad and iPhone

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We just got some pretty wild information from one of our Apple sources and while it’s hard to believe at first, it does make sense. We have exclusively been told that the reason Apple just added multitouch gestures for the iPad in the latest iOS 4.3 beta is because the iPad will be losing the home button. Yes, we are told that Apple, at some point in time, will remove the home button from the iPad’s design. Instead of button taps, you will use new multitouch gestures to navigate to the home screen and also to launch the app switcher. That’s not all, however. In addition to the home button disappearing from the iPad, we’re told that this change will make its way over to the iPhone as well. Our source said Apple employees are already testing iPads and iPhones with no home buttons on the Apple campus, and it’s possible we will see this new change materialize with the next-generation iPad and iPhone devices set to launch this year. Additionally, we’re told Apple’s popular photo-taking application, Photo Booth, will be appearing on the next iPad. It’s also very possible that we’ll see iLife apps for iOS unveiled around the iPad 2 release as well. It has been said that Steve Jobs didn’t want any physical buttons on the original iPhone at first, and it looks like he may soon get his wish. [via: BGR]

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