iOS 5 Brings 1080p HD Video Playback to iPad 2, Possibly iPhone & Apple TV 2

Jun 9, 2011 - 4 Comments

iOS 5 1080p HD video playback

Even more reason to get excited for iOS 5: 1080p HD video playback looks to be coming to iPad 2, iPhone 4, and quite likely Apple TV 2. Technically at least, any iOS hardware that is physically capable of playing the 1920×1080 movies could be getting 1080p playback support in the Fall.

If you’re wondering why 1080p playback matters on small screens like the iPad 2 and iPhone 4, consider iOS 5’s AirPlay video mirroring feature. Although this is said to be an iPad 2 only option, this would create an HD capable wireless media center out of nearly all the iOS devices if the feature becomes widely adopted. You can see AirPlay video mirroring from an iPad 2 to an Apple TV2 on our list of videos of iOS 5 features.

The screenshot above shows 1080p playback on an iPad 2, and 9to5mac saysplayback is very smooth and looks great“.

Yet another reason the public iOS 5 release date can’t come soon enough.


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPad, iPhone


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  1. Dave says:

    Lets hope they add support for better audio 2ch 128Kbps audio sucks!

  2. […] suspect many games will offer full AirPlay support by then. Finally, don’t forget that iOS 5 supports 1080p playback too, which makes the console potential even greater. stLight.options({ […]

  3. Starbuck says:

    iPhone toTv is going to rock

  4. bOrg says:

    ATV2 is at 4.4 though but I think it is coming, it makes sense. I bet it’ll be only for iPad 2 and the next iPhone though whenever we see it.

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