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Retina Display comes to the new iPad!

"The new iPad"

With those words, Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, and Phil Schiller, VP, introduced the Retina Display version of our favorite tablet.  Never has so much emphasis been placed on dots-per-inch, but it's worth it.

With the new 2048x1536 display, you have 3.1 million pixels, at 264dpi, which is slightly less resolution than the iPhone 4 but close to print quality (typically 300dpi) and pixels disappear, text is printed quality, photos are beautiful and your desktop monitor is now obsolete, not to mention the older iPads.  (Check out my article regarding SellYourMac.com to unload it!)

By comparison, most 24" desktop LCD monitors have 1920x1080.  The new iPad has the A5X processor, with quad core graphics, which will help drive the massive number of pixels, especially for gaming.

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Todd Bernhard is founder of No Tie Software, an app developer specializing in Ringtones and Sound FX including AutoRingtone.

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip, but over the years, Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62.

In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.