Apple iPad 2 to have screen resolution double that of original iPad

Rumors are swirling that Apple iPad's successor- the iPad 2, which is widely expected sometime around April this year, will have a screen resolution twice that of the original iPad.

Emerging reports claim that the iPad 2 will feature a resolution of 2048 by 1536 pixels, four times the pixels being featured by the original iPad.

One thing that should be kept in mind here is that Apple has already squeezed 960 by 640 pixels into the iPhone's 4-inch retina display.

But, as Apple's chief Steve Jobs has already said `no' for a smaller screen fo the potential iPad, the pixel per inch for the above mentioned resolution on the 9.7-inch screen is approximately 260, which is not the level at which a human eye can not distinguish an individual pixel.

Reports also suggest that Apple could upgrade the processor in the iPad 2 to a high-performance multi-core ARM Cortex A9 to handle so many pixels efficiently.

If Apple really squeezes 2048 by 1536 pixels into the display of potential iPad 2, it will leave most of the Android-powered tablets far behind.