The Science Behind The New iPad’s Display

You might still be deciding whether the brighter, crisper Retina display justifies upgrading to the new iPad – in addition to smoother graphics and the option of 4G connectivity. Having seen it with my own eyes, I can attest that it is much brighter and far more pleasing to the eye than the iPad 2. But beyond noting the improved resolution (2048 — 1536 and 264 pixels per inch versus 1024 x 768 resolution and 132 pixels per inch) I can’t explain how Apple’s display engineers have managed to make the new iPad’s resolution so much better.

This article originally appeared in GigaOm.