Supposed iPad 3 Display Panel Goes Under the Microscope

One of the most persistent rumors surrounding Apple’s next-generation iPad is that this release will mark Apple moving up to a much higher density Retina display for the tablet. Supposedly, the display would have a resolution of 2048×1536, doubling both the horizontal and vertical pixel counts of the iPad 2’s 1024×768 screen for an effective quadrupling of the total number of pixels. Now, that aspect of the tablet’s design seems all but confirmed, upon the discovery of a screen component matching the rumored specs.

MacRumors got its hands on what was supposed to be an iPad 3 display panel. Sure enough, it matches the 4:3 aspect, 9.7-inch geometry of existing iPad screens. While the site wasn’t able to do any tests with the panel powered-up or connected to a display controller, they did manage to pull out a microscope for a quick comparison of this new component against the one used for the iPad 2. While it’s a little tricky to see the pixel boundaries, you should be able to make out enough to confirm that the new display does, in fact, have four times the resolution of the iPad 2’s.

Source: MacRumors

Via: 9 to 5 Mac

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