Analyst: Next Apple iPad coming in February with a higher resolution screen
tablet with Retina display could find itself used more by certain professionals. In aviation, an Apple iPad 3 with Retina display could be used by pilots to replace their bulky flight charts. The FCC doesn't allow tablets to do such a substitution at present due to the resolution available on current devices. Additionally, the higher resolution display will allow the Apple iPad 3 to be used in the medical industry, replacing workstations used by Doctors and Radiologists to make a diagnosis.
Despite rumors that Apple's partners have had continuing problems producing high resolution screens in volume for the Apple iPad 3, the Citi analyst told his clients that "there do not appear to be any significant technical hurdles remaining" that would stop Apple from offering a high-resolution iPad.