Well, the higher resolution would mean you can view 1080p videos with the video controls visible but not intruding at all times, or you can have a bottom bar with subtitles. But that may be irritating to some people, of course. My biggest problem with the high resolution is the limited storage option. I cannot believe Apple would continue to ship this higher resolution iPad with just 16 GB. It really limits the usability of the iPad, at least as a mobile video player. A standard 1080p video is what.. about 4 GB in size? You can load two movies at most, if you want to load apps. And apps that are designed for the new iPad would take up more space than current apps. The same goes for photos. IMHO, Apple should have gone 32 GB -> 64 GB -> 128 GB, but I guess it's a good way for them to "force" buyers to pay extra for Retina display. Most potential iPad users will have "no choice" but to buy the 64 GB model.