It’s been floating around for quite some time now that the next generation iPad would sport a retina display, but we never saw any proof of this. Now, Mac Rumors claims it has proof of this. It has in its possession what it claims to be the actual retina display for the iPad 3.
Mac Rumors has posted a shot of the rumored display with a ruler on top proving that the display measures 9.7 inches just like its predecessor the iPad 2. Sadly, only the panel was shown and not the entire device. However, they did place the iPad 2 and iPad 3 display beside one another and zoomed in on those pixels. They revealed that the two may be of the same size, but the iPad 3’s pixels look to be a quarter the size compared to the pixels found on the iPad 2. This means the next iPad will sport more resolution.
If Mac Rumor’s report is to be believed, this would mean that the iPad 3 would sport a resolution of 2,048 x 1,536 pixels, which is twice as much compared to the 1,024 x 768 pixels on the iPad 2. This would mean that Apple’s retina display would no longer be exclusive to devices such as the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S.
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