As the iPad 2 is just weeks away, many claim that the second-gen will adopt iPhone native features. Features like 2 cameras and a retina display are features many are hoping to see, but after looking though iOS 4.3’s SDK, many people’s wish of a retina display aren’t looking so good. Screen shot files of the new camera app in the iPad 2 are set to 1024×768, which is what the current iPad screen is. The retina display is the most expensive part in the iPhone 4, costing a whopping $28.50. The iPhones screen is only 3.5 inches, the iPads screen 9.7 inches, imagine what that would cost. Another ‘feature’ (not really a feature) that pretty much everyone but Steve Jobs wants, is a lower price. If Apple follows through on this (which I hope), there definitely won’t be a price drop, you also have to think about the price of what two cameras would cost. So think about it, lower price, and no retina, or same price/higher, with a retina?
iPad 2 Retina, More DPI, iOS 4.3 Beta 1 Says No