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Retina display confirmed for Apple iPad 3?

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Retina display confirmed for Apple iPad 3?
The question about whether the display on the Apple iPad 3 will be a Retina display seems to be answered by Mac Rumors. The site was able to obtain what it says is one of the panels for the next-gen Apple tablet, and they put it under a microscope. While to the naked eye, it looks the same as the displays from the iPad 1 and iPad 2, under the scope, the pixels on the Apple iPad 3 appear to be a quarter of the size as the ones on the two earlier models. A group of 16 pixels (4x4) from the iPad 3 take the same space as a group of 4 pixels (2x2) from the iPad 2.

According to the site, extrapolating out the data results in a resolution on the Apple iPad display of  "2048x1536, exactly twice the linear resolution of the iPad 1 and iPad 2 which is 1024x768." This resolution will be enough to give the screen the pixel density it needs to qualify as a Retina display. It should be noted that these screens were not sourced directly from Apple, but are OEM replacement parts for the Apple iPad 3

Meanwhile, web site App.wepost.me obtained pictures that are claimed to be shipments of 9.7 inch displays for the Apple iPad 3. The blurry photos show the displays leaving a Radiant Opto-Electronics factory in Wujiang, China where the company produces the screens for Samsung in South Korea. Samsung then gives the screens to Apple. The screen has the code J2, a codename rumored to be the name for one model of the next Apple iPad. The completed components feature the Samsung logo and are even sealed up using Samsung branded tape. The security around the Radiant Opto-Electronics factory is extremely tight as there are supposedly four complete Apple iPad 3 units inside, and those who have seen the tablet say it looks "basically the same" as the Apple iPad 2.

Pictures of Apple iPad 3 parts have been leaked continuously the last few days from photos claiming to be the tablet's rear cover and camera, to those showing that the iPad 3 will be powered by a dual-core A5X processor instead of a rumored quad-core A6 processor. The insiders at the factory in Wujiang, China said that the third-generation Apple tablet will have a Retina display, "dual LED display technology", and an upgraded 5MP or 8MP camera.

As we have told you before, speculation centers around March 7th as the date when Apple will be introducing the Apple iPad 3.

source: MacRumors, App.wepost.me (translated) via AppleInsider

According to measurements done on an alleged Apple iPad 3 panel, the screen will feature a Retina display
According to measurements done on an alleged Apple iPad 3 panel, the screen will feature a Retina display

According to measurements done on an alleged Apple iPad 3 panel, the screen will feature a Retina display




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posted on 20 Feb 2012, 00:55

1. ChiX017 (Posts: 308; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


hmmm..i'm pretty sure this is sooo true

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 01:01 4

2. W.P._Android_in_that_Order (Posts: 206; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


All i can say is that i hope sammy somes out with something similar to this in a windows 8 tablet or even an adroid tablet. The thing that makes me excited about apple making a higher resolution tablet is other manufacturers doing the same thing only with better operating systems.

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 16:40

15. stealthd (Posts: 927; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


This doesn't always happen though. We didn't see any Android phones with the iPhone 4's pixel density until over a year after it was out. Same thing could happen here: Apple goes for the big jump in resolution, other manufacturers go for a more gradual increase.

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 01:07 1

3. albdatman (Posts: 7; Member since: 07 Jan 2012)


what the hell!. ok so what the ipad 3 will have retina display. The ipad 4 will have some other unexpected feature and the one after that will do the same. They are sucking us in with all these newer gadgets to all the older gadgets then selling the older gadgets cheap and to get your business...smart bastards..lol

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 08:53

8. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)


Welcome to capitalism lol

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 09:16

11. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


If the ipad 3 isn't quad core its not worth getting. Might as well wait it out for the ipad 4. Problem solved.

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 01:11 4

4. joey18 (Posts: 506; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)


Thast stupid why apple takes long time for this retina display is old school i think apple needs to come with omoled display 1 update the sofware is so boring 2 i have 2 years with my iphone firts the old and now the 4s then upgrade for siri thast only thing but others things makes the phone useles nothing todo like android is free sofware well thast my opinion

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 01:20 1

5. boostedIS_300 (Posts: 14; Member since: 22 Mar 2011)


For laptops i gave pc a few chances didn't work out went over to a mac pro and im happy as can be. As for phones i went from blackberrys hated them went over to android and cant wait to change phones,not as bad as blackberry though i must say. So yes im mostdef heading over to the iphone5 once it comes out. i have a $700 best buy gift card waiting at home for the ipad3 cant wait. Much love to all the apple haters out there.

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 09:14 1

10. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Sorry you get thumbed down if you say you don't like android. Even if you tried it. I thumbed you up!

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 01:33 4

6. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Any single parts of Apple's iPad will hit the headline.

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 05:40 5

7. oddmanout (Posts: 435; Member since: 22 May 2009)


I hate when I see an article stating a confirmation and then ending with a question mark.

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 09:04

9. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)


Question mark headlines are very overused these days.

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 10:53

12. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6212; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


This is getting old

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 12:09

13. theoak (Posts: 320; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


"Dual LED display technology"

This one interests me ...

Right now tables are fairly foreground applications only. Yes ... apps can run in the background ... but you only ever see one app running at a time.

It would be "nice" for a tablet to see multiple apps on the screen at once ... split screen (half, quarter, custom) ...

I wonder if that is what Apple is going to push this time around ... "now you can see all your apps running" ... true multiprocessing???

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 14:21 3

14. quesoesgrande (Posts: 217; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


No, apple is not capable of making something so innovative

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