Retina display

iPad 3 Postponed Due to Retina Display Troubles?

Apple is planning to increase display resolution on the next generation iPad, however reports indicate that manufacturers Samsung and LG Display might not be ready to produce the parts in the quantities needed. Rumors of a fall 2011 iPad 3 launch were never verified, but display manufacturing challenges could be responsible for pushing things forward. Now the Wall Street Journal reports the iPad 3 is slated for a spring 2012 release.

iPad 2 side view

Suppliers indicate the iPad 3 screen will double the current resolution of 1024 x 768, making the new Retina-style screen 2048 x 1536. This puts the number of pixels per inch on the 9.7-inch display at a formidable 264. The iPhone 4 and 4S both sport smaller Retina displays with a whopping 326 pixels per inch, although they are typically held closer to the eyes than tablets.

Apple Testing HD Retina Displays for iPad 3 Pro

The next iPad could come complete with its own high definition Retina display as Samsung and LG have both allegedly submitted hardware to Apple for testing. According to a report by the Korea Times both companies are vying for iPad business as Apple readies the third generation of its tablet computer.

ipad 3 high resolution screen

Previous reports suggested the iPad 3 could come in two varieties, a standard model and a Pro version which would undoubtedly feature an improved display. Sources at the Korea Times claim the upgraded resolution comes in at 2048 x 1536 pixels, quadruple the screen resolution seen on current iPad models.

Apple to Launch iPad HD and iPhone 5?

WWAD - What Will Apple Do? That is the question on every Apple fanatics mind. The newest rumor via This Is My Next has a new iPad being launched with a slimmer lighter iPhone 5 this fall.

According to an unnamed source, Apple will release the iPad HD, a "pro" tablet sporting a double 2048 x 1536 resolution screen. This supports an earlier report that developers discovered 2048 x 1536 resolution images in the Twitter and Newsstand.framework of iOS 5.

ipad hd

There have been many rumors about Apple releasing a new iPad this year, but many believe it would be foolish for the company to do so with the iPad 2 selling so well. A new iPad aimed at a higher end market wouldn't render the iPad 2 obsolete, it would just offer an alternative to professionals looking to do more with the device. Like This Is My Next points out -- think MacBook and MacBook Pro.

iPad 2 Screen Parts Reveal Slimmer Design

9to5mac reports that a next generation iPad 2 LCD screen has surfaced revealing an updated design with a slimmer profile. The replacement part is marked DVT, which means Design Verification Test, meaning the screen is just one step away from production.

iPad 2 screen parts revealed

When compared to an existing original iPad screen, the new model from China is higher quality, with a narrower frame. Although the iPad 2 screen is the same height and width, this new model is one millimeter thinner and weighs less.

Apple Waiting for iPad 3 to Improve Screen Resolution?

Want an iPad 2 with a sharp Retina display? Not so fast. First of all, an actual Retina display matching the iPhone 4 resolution won't happen now due to technical reasons. Nevertheless, Apple seems to be planning an improvement in the iPad screen, but when?

Apple iPad 2 retina display

Previous reports had cited files in the iOS 4.3 developer beta firmware that were designed for an iPad 2 screen with quadruple the resolution of the current iPad model. 2048 x 1536 pixels would be the size, enough for a formidable pixel density of 260ppi on the iPad's 9.7 inch screen.


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