In the wake of the news that Apple are expected to launch a new iPad Mini with the same great retina display as the larger iPad model (along with the iPhone, MacBook Pro and iPod Touch), more and more iPad users are going to be taking advantage of this visually stunning screen. The retina display is designed to be of such a high resolution that someone with 20/20 vision is unable to pick out individual pixels. In actual fact, the screen resolution on all of the different devices that have the retina display is different (except for the iPhone and the iPad Touch which are the same size), because Apple have optimised the retina displays based on the distance from your eyes the screen is likely to be!
Another fact not a lot of people know about the Apple retina display on the iPad is that it was actually built by Samsung, apple’s main rival in the tablet and smartphone market!
If you have a retina display iPad, you’re going to want to keep it in the best condition. So, to help you out we have come up with some great tips that are sure to keep your iPad looking like new for months to come.
The fact that you are pawing the screen with your fingers means your iPad screen is going to get covered in smudges very quickly. No matter how clean your hands are, the natural oils on your fingertips will leave smudges, and these will make the display less clear than it is when it is gleaming. One way around it is to use a stylus designed for a capacitive touch screen, but a lot of people don’t really like using those and would rather be hands on. Clean your iPad screen after any session of use with a spray on screen cleaning solution, designed for touch screens, and a soft cloth. Resist the urge to simply wipe the iPad on your clothes because this will just spread the oil around and give you worse smudges. It is also a very good idea to protect the screen from other kinds of dirt when you are not using it with a good iPad case, that will stop dust, grit or other environmental things from getting on the screen and potentially damaging it.
Your screen is robust, but scratches or cracks can render it unusable. If you drop something on your iPad or water damage occurs, you may be stuck with a device that won’t work anymore, and it can be expensive to send it back to Apple for repairs or buy a new one. For this reason, it is well worth taking out Apple Care or getting an insurance policy like Protect Your Bubble gadget insurance that will cover your tablet against this kind of damage. Gadget insurance will also, of course, protect you if your iPad is stolen, which makes it an even better thing to have if you love your retina display iPad device!