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Photo might reveal Apple iPad 3's Retina display

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Photo might reveal Apple iPad 3's Retina display
The alleged Apple iPad 3 display on bottom

The alleged Apple iPad 3 display on bottom

With speculation that the display on the Apple iPad 3 will offer higher resolution than the panel on the current tablet, a photo on a Korean Apple forum seems to show that the next-gen version of Apple's tablet might offer a Retina display. The photo apparently compares the current screen (on top) with one of the new screens for the Apple iPad 3.

The newer display has what looks like 3 ribbon cables attached to it as opposed to only 2 on the current display. The extra cable would be used to provide the bandwidth that would be required to give the panel a Retina display, The other two cables are used for power and data transfer.

We recently reported that rumors have suggested that the screen on the Apple iPad will be an IGZO panel, produced by Sharp, which has the capabilities of producing resolution of 330 dots per inch. Earlier reports noted that Apple had invested some of its ample pile of cash into the facility that Sharp will be using to build the displays. The Apple iPad 3 is expected to launch early next year with a quad-core A6 processor running the show. The company recently denied a report that its third-gen tablet would launch next month.

source: CafeNaver via AppleInsider

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posted on 30 Dec 2011, 16:57 2

1. solidsnakeduds013 (Posts: 218; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


Hmmmmm..

posted on 30 Dec 2011, 20:45 7

11. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1053; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


Ha same exact thing i thought. Its just whatever.

posted on 30 Dec 2011, 16:59 21

2. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


Next Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be 2560x1600 resolution S-AMOLED Plus.

posted on 30 Dec 2011, 19:39 9

7. hawk62 (Posts: 320; Member since: 21 Nov 2009)


and its still android crap. i know i wrote this from my crap sgt10.1

posted on 30 Dec 2011, 19:56 2

8. bigboy029 (Posts: 74; Member since: 03 Jan 2011)


hahahah!

posted on 31 Dec 2011, 15:10 2

24. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


That sucks.. I love my GT10.1

posted on 31 Dec 2011, 11:24 1

22. Striker (Posts: 92; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


What is this ''tab'', man? The article is about iPad, hombre - top class device with iOS. What are you talking 'bout?!

posted on 30 Dec 2011, 17:03 9

3. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


who cares. This is not news

posted on 30 Dec 2011, 19:35 14

6. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


For apple fans rumours are news

posted on 30 Dec 2011, 17:11 4

4. shamatuu (Posts: 149; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


Yeah right. This is so BS from apple. I could care less.

posted on 30 Dec 2011, 19:21 12

5. Dmann (Posts: 165; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


iPad 3 is starting to look awesome! Unfortunately, iOS is not my thing...

posted on 30 Dec 2011, 19:59 10

9. Galen20K (Posts: 517; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)


I wish they'd stop calling it "Retina", its a horrible buzzword.

posted on 31 Dec 2011, 11:42 1

23. E.N. (Posts: 2360; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Super Amoled sounds just as bad.

posted on 31 Dec 2011, 18:45 4

28. Galen20K (Posts: 517; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)


Except that Amoled actually stands for something, Retina does not. active-matrix organic light-emitting diode, actually tells you exactly what it is, Retina stands for nothing real.

posted on 01 Jan 2012, 02:42

29. E.N. (Posts: 2360; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Yeah I know that. Notice how I didn't say Amoled. Amoled does stand for something but Super Amoled is really just a fancy name for Samsung's updated Amoled displays. Sounds cool, don't deny it.

posted on 30 Dec 2011, 20:19 8

10. Boti95 (Posts: 162; Member since: 05 Sep 2010)


Its probably the only thing thats gonna be changed about the ipad. And people will be like holy crap this is the best ipad yet!

posted on 31 Dec 2011, 06:55 1

21. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 642; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


LOL, hehehehe!

posted on 30 Dec 2011, 21:00

12. Carlitos (Posts: 350; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


What makes a display retina?

posted on 30 Dec 2011, 22:59 1

15. roscuthiii (Posts: 1873; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


I think a resolution of more than 300 dots per inch or something like that. Maybe 315-ish.

posted on 30 Dec 2011, 23:42

16. Carlitos (Posts: 350; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Do you know, how to find out how many pixels there are per square inch using the resolution and screen size?

posted on 31 Dec 2011, 01:03

17. p0rkguy (Posts: 684; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


I just use this.
http://members.ping.de/~sven/dpi.html

posted on 31 Dec 2011, 02:28 2

19. Carlitos (Posts: 350; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


I just just checked the resulution for 3 devices that have HD, screen (Nexus, Nitro, and Rezound) They all have ppi over 315, so i guess they are considered Retina displays, but none ever mentions that. Or is it just because apple can only say that on its devices.

posted on 31 Dec 2011, 03:26 6

20. p0rkguy (Posts: 684; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


It's because Apple's "terminology".
If you buy into their bulls**t, you'll like use that reference.
300+ PPI displays have been around before i4 and because it's Apple, they can say whatever they want and people will believe it.

You can probably visit a Verizon store and ask a customer which screen looked better, the iPhone 4/4S or the HTC Rezound. They would probably tell you "iPhone because it has retina display" even though the Rezound has a higher PPI on a bigger screen.

posted on 31 Dec 2011, 16:12

25. Carlitos (Posts: 350; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Yeah, I was trying to get to that point.

posted on 01 Jan 2012, 17:31

30. DigitalBoy05 (Posts: 203; Member since: 04 Jun 2011)


What makes a display "retina" quality is having a screen with a dense enough amount of pixels to where the human eye cannot pick out individual pixels on the screen making text and graphics look extra sharp. that starts to happen around the 315ppi mark.

posted on 30 Dec 2011, 21:59 7

13. manuell3g (Posts: 66; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


Hehehehe,funny enough.retina display only looks good when there is no super amoled next tto it.as soon as you take a super amoled screen with even wvga resolution nxt to it u will realise that its crap.people just have to realise that samsung is king when it comes to mobile display.no matter how you pimp an lcd it will never match upto an amoled display.

posted on 30 Dec 2011, 22:50 4

14. ngo2dd (Posts: 793; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


and then you realize that super amoled display color are super saturated and it look like it is from a cartoon. That is the main problem with super amoled is that the color are too saturated.

posted on 31 Dec 2011, 01:03 4

18. bigboy029 (Posts: 74; Member since: 03 Jan 2011)


Have to agree with ngo2dd the AMOLED screen looks great but Retina display has a much more crisp look to it.

posted on 31 Dec 2011, 16:58

26. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6725; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


It's just a screen. so what

posted on 31 Dec 2011, 18:00 1

27. LordBonztie (Posts: 51; Member since: 14 Nov 2011)


people have their own preferences. now. lets not argue with what we want. let others get what they want for their screen resolution. Have A Happy New Year!

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