New iPad 3 parts leak hints at high-resolution Sharp display, coming first week of March in San Francisco

New iPad 3 parts leak hints at high-resolution Sharp display, coming first week of March in San Francisco
The alleged shell parts for Apple's next iPad leaked yesterday, hinting at a new circuit board arrangement designed to eventually accommodate a souped-up processor and larger battery in a slightly thicker than the iPad 2 body.

Now these parts received a thorough examination and some close-up shots, revealing that the external design won't differ from the current iPad 2 much, no matter the internal changes.

The more interesting leak, however, is a new shot, courtesy of the Japanese from Macrotakara, which is said to expose a controller attached to the iPad 3's rumored high-resolution display.

The circuit is labeled Sharp, which coincides with the sayings that the Japanese are one of the iPad 3 display suppliers, and resolution is allegedly double the current iPad 2 one, at 2048x1536 pixels. We won't be calling it a Retina Display, since this resolution on the same 9.7" size translates to about 260ppi pixel density, rather than what we have on the last two iPhones, or the iPod touch.

Meanwhile, the March announcement has been confirmed by insiders, who claimed that the next iPad will be announced the first week of March during the usual for such occasions annual show at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Availability afterwards is not known yet, but it shouldn't be much longer, judging from Apple's previous releases.

source: CultofMac, Macotakara & AllThingsD

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14 Comments

1. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Apple kept it newer products the same size and shape to keep accessories owner happy and keep buying Apple products.

11. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

The iphone4S has its buttons on the side in different places, requiring different cases from the iphone4. Cables and ports are constantly being changed between generations as well. In summary, you're wrong about keeping accessories' owners happy, but right about trying to make them continue to buy apple products

2. wright

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 14, 2012

agreed, hope the charger is the same

3. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

I used a cable from my 2006 iPod nano on my iPhone 4 when I had it. It is good that the cables ect work with a wide variety of products.

4. manuell3g

Posts: 66; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

I dnt mind if its a quadcore or dualcore.all i need is a better camera and better video recording.they should work on ios 5.0.1 too cos its buggy and apps crash like crazy on it too....facebook app is a mess,safari sometimes laggs and the keyboard sometimes dont keep up with your fingers. I know some people will blame it on my ipad2 but this is a fact,ios 5.0.1 is buggy period.

5. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Could it be? An iDevice user that admits iOS isn't perfect? Anyway, back on topic, I'm seriously wondering, how do you guys do work on an iPad? Like real Microsoft Word work and how the file transfers/getting it in your computer's file system go about considering everything has to go thru iTunes...

6. irvinkeith

Posts: 58; Member since: Jan 27, 2010

iOS def has room for improvement.... but i'm able to do my school work on my iPad 2, like type papers and stuff. The "Docs To Go" app helps out alot with that.

9. theoak

Posts: 324; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

My XP based PC without iTunes installed can transfer pictures without issues. I agree though ... iOS is NOT perfect. But it is hugely supported which adds to the longevity of the products that use it.

7. theoak

Posts: 324; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

I am hoping for a micro USB connection. I know Europe is pushing for universal chargers for phones and everyone agreed on micro USB. Hopefully the iPad 3 will have it.

10. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Keep iDreamin'!

8. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

I just hope they use stronger Krazy iGlue this time.

12. AndresJ

Posts: 48; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

I liked the where the article said no design change. Was someone expecting one? Clearly 2'nds design didn't change, why should this one. People like the design so what there is to change.

13. solidsnakeduds013

Posts: 221; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

IPAD!!! 3!!!

14. Bokisa333

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

WoooW, Ipad 3! Cool, high resolution!

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