Photo might reveal Apple iPad 3's Retina display

Photo might reveal Apple iPad 3's Retina display
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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1. solidsnakeduds013

Posts: 221; Member since: Oct 20, 2010


11. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1249; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Ha same exact thing i thought. Its just whatever.

2. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

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

7. hawk62

Posts: 320; Member since: Nov 21, 2009

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

8. bigboy029

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 03, 2011


24. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

That sucks.. I love my GT10.1

22. Striker

Posts: 92; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

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

3. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

who cares. This is not news

6. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

For apple fans rumours are news

4. shamatuu

Posts: 159; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

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

5. Dmann

Posts: 165; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

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

9. Galen20K

Posts: 579; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

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

23. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Super Amoled sounds just as bad.

28. Galen20K

Posts: 579; Member since: Dec 26, 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.

29. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 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.

10. Boti95

Posts: 162; Member since: Sep 05, 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!

21. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

LOL, hehehehe!

12. Carlitos

Posts: 679; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

What makes a display retina?

15. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

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

16. Carlitos

Posts: 679; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

17. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

19. Carlitos

Posts: 679; Member since: Oct 23, 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.

20. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 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.

25. Carlitos

Posts: 679; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Yeah, I was trying to get to that point.

30. DigitalBoy05

Posts: 279; Member since: Jun 04, 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.

13. manuell3g

Posts: 66; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

Hehehehe,funny enough.retina display only looks good when there is no super amoled next tto 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 matter how you pimp an lcd it will never match upto an amoled display.

14. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 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.

18. bigboy029

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 03, 2011

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

26. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

It's just a screen. so what

27. LordBonztie

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 14, 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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