Apple is already testing the new components of a new, more advanced screen for the iPad 3. According to a report presented by the website 9to5Mac, the new screens will be on a higher definition that those of the iPad and iPad2.
It is considered to be a high definition screen, since it has 2048 x1536 pixels and the full HD starts from 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Until now, it has only been a rumor that Apple is testing the components of the future generation of iPad, but now it is all confirmed. AAPL is already testing the new high definition screen for iPad 3 which is expected to be released during this year’s fall. The screens are supplied by Samsung and LG.
The Korea Times first reported the resolution of the new screens. “Apple’s upcoming iPad 3 will feature an improved display to support quad extended graphics (QXGA), a display resolution of 2048×1536 pixels with a 4:3 aspect ratio to provide full high definition (HD) viewing experience,” the report states and adds that the project has an an effect of enforcement in the relationhip between Apple and the two main providers: Samsung and LG: “The imminent deals would assure that Samsung and LG continue to be the biggest providers of flat screens to Apple for the foreseeable future. Samsung and LG are two of the few LCD makers that are at ease with highly-advanced LCD screens.”
The details regarding Apple Inc.’s testing of the new devices are still suppositions as none of them were confirmed. And this is normal for Apple, a company that likes (and has to) keep secret the steps of the development of their future products. However, if the rumours are true, then the next iPad will have a screen with 280 pixels per inch, which is double the resolution that iPad and iPad 2 have. This could lead to marketing the iPad 3 as a Retina dysplay device, just like iPhone 4.