Tim Culpan, Peter Burrows, and Adam Satariano, reporting for Bloomberg:
The screen resolution on Apple’s new iPad would be about
one-third higher than that of the iPad 2 and will boast a more
responsive touchscreen, one of the people said.
Higher-res makes sense to me. “One-third higher” makes no sense to me.
Update: It’s not even clear what Bloomberg means. I believe they’re suggesting something like a 1280 × 960 screen that’s 9.7 inches diagonal — the same physical size as the current iPads, but slightly more pixels. But some readers take it as meaning 1024 × 768 (same as current iPads) but on a 7-inch or so display. I don’t think either is likely, but I’d say a 7-inch iPad at least makes some sort of sense. A same-size iPad with anything short of a double-resolution 2048 × 1536 display doesn’t make sense to me.
★ Wednesday, 22 June 2011