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It’s Official: Apple’s iPad 3 Will Have a Retina Display with 2048 x 1536 Resolution

We now know that Apple’s iPad 3 will sport a much-improved Retina Display, thanks to some smart detective work carried out by MacRumors.

The Apple-centric news publication managed to get ahold of a screen that Apple intends to use in its third iteration of the iPad tablet computer, which many believe will be announced on March 7th.

It’s now been confirmed that the iPad 3 will feature a screen of exactly the same size as the iPad and iPad 2 – 9.7-inches diagonally – though the quality of the screen itself and the picture it will provide will be much higher. The difference in quality could be comparable to that between the iPhone 3GS and the iPhone 4.

MacRumors put the screen panel under a microscope to investigate the pixel density of the part, and what they discovered is that the iPad 3 screen part has exactly twice the number of pixels compared to the iPad 2 – thus proving it will have a resolution twice that of the current model.

The iPad and iPad 2 have a screen resolution of 1024 x 768, but the iPad 3 will boast an impressive 2048 x 1536 native resolution, technically making it a ‘Retina Display’ – the same type Apple uses in the iPhone 4 and 4S. This means that Apple’s next tablet will have a screen that provides an incredibly sharp and crisp image, which should make gaming and Full HD movies look visibly stunning.

MacRumors obtained the screen from a manufacturer who labeled it as an ‘OEM replacement part’ for the forthcoming tablet. They believe it’s the real deal, due to the difficult nature of producing this type and quality of screen.

A Retina Display has been arguably the most expected upgrade to come with the iPad 3, and now it looks as though the rumours have been proven correct. Now we need proof of that Quad-Core processor and improved rear camera!

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Source: MacRumors

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