The iPad 2 Screen debate continues. Two variations?

/* Posted January 23rd, 2011 at 1:32am    */
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The iPad 2 screen resolution debate is heating up, as conflicting reports and rumors are pouring in from all over the web. Interestingly enough, two distinct camps have formed over the last couple of days, with one group of tech sites convinced that the iPad 2 will come with a retina display, while another group would wager on the fact that the iPad 2 will come with a display similar to the one featured in the first generation iPad.

So, will the final resolution be 1024×768 or 2048×1536? Well, it could be both. Find out why after the jump.

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The 1024×768 camp

According to John Gruber from Daring Fireball, sources close to Apple made no mention of a higher resolution display, and told him that the iPad 2 will simply offer a 1024×768 resolution. Kevin Rose from Digg is also now saying that the resolution of the iPad 2 will be the same as the first generation iPad, even though he is the one who started the iPad 2 retina display rumor.

Meanwhile, many tech sites such as 9to5mac found screenshots related to the upcoming iPad 2 camera app in the beta of iOS 4.3 released earlier this month, and these screenshots clearly show a resolution of 1024×768.

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