The iPad runs over a customized version of OS X that is similar to the interface as of an iPhone or an iPod Touch. It has a 9.7-inch IPS screen (measured diagonally) which provides wide angles of viewing. iPad and iPad 2 had a screen resolution of 1024 X 768, which was changed forever the way we used to see things on a tablet, with a 2048 X 1536 pixel display on iPad 3, which is a million more than your brand new clinging high definition LCD/LED TV in your hall. That much pixels in your hand. Most of the HDTVs have a resolution of 1920 X 1080 (2.073 million pixels). iPad 3 on the other hand, has 3.1 million pixels in the same area of display! This results in fine texts and splendid photos and videos to look at!
You have to see it with your own eyes to believe that you can’t really make out two pixels from each other. The colors are more saturated and images are more sharper than anything you’ve seen before and it feels so life like that you soon start expecting the things inside the display to come out of the glass in your own hands.
The display on the iPad is capable of recognizing 11 finger points at the same time, that’s more than you have on your hands. Again, since the display is multi-touch, playing of split-screen multi-player games is more fun with your friends. Here is shown a version of Fruit Ninja HD on iPad 2.
It’s super smooth to do pinch-and-zoom in any app, be it Angry Birds HD or webpages or books or photos, you name it. Everything is super fluid and all that in a super sexy way of doing it.
The IPS display, or In-Plane Switching, relies on a display panel which is far superior than TN panel which is on every laptop screen and more than 80% of desktop displays. The IPS display dramatically gives almost 178⁰ viewing from any side you watch, the images can be viewed with least amount of color loss, unlike what’s there on laptop screens.
Also, the contrast of IPS screen is higher than TN screens. Please bear in mind that IPS and TN both are types of LCD displays.