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Next-Gen iPad To Feature 16:9 Widescreen Display?
By Wong Casandra - on 27 Sep 2012, 12:03pm

Next-Gen iPad To Feature 16:9 Widescreen Display?

As everyone knows, the iPhone 5 features a 16:9 ratio screen. But what about the next-gen iPad? A new report today seems to suggest that the Cupertino company is looking to implement the same on their tablets. The claim comes from L.A.-based tech consumer tech industry analyst Paul Mueller who vaguely suggested that there are "iPad prototypes being worked on at Apple that have 16:9 screen ratios" during a chat with the Examiner.

Tech Crunch - "Mueller says he’s spoken to “at least three” separate sources “close to Apple” who all agree that a widescreen iPad is in the works, and that this doesn’t refer to an iPad mini, but a full-sized iPad successor. He also says he’ll have more info to add in the coming weeks."

Those who use their iPad as a primary source of video-watching might rejoice at the news but as Tech Crunch puts it, there will be "technical challenges to a change in aspect ratio" that may very well affect end user experience. The main reason being that the making the iPad larger than it already is might deter potential buyers who are looking for a smaller form factor.

Source: TechCrunch


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