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iPad 3 has a 2048 x 1536 Retina Display

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 18 Feb 2012 0:37 User comments (14)

iPad 3 has a 2048 x 1536 Retina Display MacRumors has "confirmed" today that the upcoming iPad 3 does indeed have a 2048 x 1536 resolution Retina Display screen.
After obtaining one of the iPad 3's displays and examining it under a microscope, the site says they have determined the resolution and the fact that the display is Retina.

The display will be the same size as the previous models, at 9.7-inches.

Says the site: "Since we only had a raw iPad 3 display with no method to power it, taking high quality photos of the pixels was difficult. Still, even with the relatively poor lighting, you can easily make out the pixels on each display (made up of red, green and blue elements). We highlighted a cluster of 4 pixels (2x2) from the iPad 2 to compare it to the same area on the iPad 3. On the iPad 3, the same cluster was occupied by 16 pixels (4x4) -- exactly twice the resolution in each direction.

Extrapolating out, the iPad 3 screen should carry a full resolution of 2048x1536, exactly twice the linear resolution of the iPad 1 and iPad 2 which is 1024x768. Such a screen should be able to display much sharper images as compared to the previous generation iPads."


The tablet is expected to be launched at media event on March 7th wit the high-end display, a quad=core A6 processor, LTE 4G support and some new iOS additions.

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14 user comments

118.2.2012 2:56
llongtheD
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2X the resolution, making it twice as enjoyable....
I'm going to buy the ipad4 as well along with a scanning electron microscope. The ipad4 is going to have 4096 x 3072 resolution, and I want to make sure I'm getting my moneys worth.


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218.2.2012 9:26

Not long now,Let the Ipad maddness begin!!!!lmao

318.2.2012 11:07

damn

418.2.2012 12:18

time 2 sell my ipad2 on ebay and buy ipad 3 :)

518.2.2012 12:47

going for a prime this year.

618.2.2012 18:30

Lame.

718.2.2012 19:19

No Thx. I am happy with the Samsung 10.1


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819.2.2012 16:57

I bet iPad 2 users are ticked right now trololol

920.2.2012 3:16

look forward to the iPad 3 ... my love...

1024.2.2012 10:43

I don't know what the surprise is on the iPad 3, it's been rumored to have a Retina display for months. Also, the timing is no surprise as they come out yearly and the 3 is due. I have the first iPad and love it but will switch to the 3 as soon as I can!

Yea Apple!!!

1124.2.2012 15:30

Not for me,I enjoy my BB playbook

1224.2.2012 16:51

Can't hardly wait, sounds like it is going to be the best tablet for me as soon as it comes out, Just Awesome, thanks Apple.

1326.2.2012 1:22
llongtheD
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Originally posted by StevenWA:
Can't hardly wait, sounds like it is going to be the best tablet for me as soon as it comes out, Just Awesome, thanks Apple.
LOL, did apple pay you to say that? I have good news for you though StevenWA; a few months after this one comes out, you'll be able to buy another "new" one.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 26 Feb 2012 @ 1:36

1426.2.2012 7:52

Originally posted by llongtheD:
Originally posted by StevenWA:
Can't hardly wait, sounds like it is going to be the best tablet for me as soon as it comes out, Just Awesome, thanks Apple.
LOL, did apple pay you to say that? I have good news for you though StevenWA; a few months after this one comes out, you'll be able to buy another "new" one.
so true

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