When Apple’s iPad 2 was announced, we’re pretty sure that there were tons of fans that were disappointed that the tablet did not sport the same Retina display that was found on the iPhone 4. Granted it’s still a pretty good tablet, and one that many other tablet manufacturers have tried to go up against, releasing devices that they have boasted to be “iPad killers”. Well it seems that a recent report by Korea Times has suggested that Apple is quality-testing a new display for their iPad 3.
Now, there have been many rumors surrounding the iPad 3, some have even suggested that we might even see the device be released this year, a move which probably will not sit too well with current iPad 2 owners. A photo leak of what was reported to be an iPad 3 component was also discovered online, so it looks like the iPad 3 rumor mill has started gaining momentum.
Regarding this rumored new display for the iPad 3:
“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,’’ said a source close to the talks.
The report also suggests that Apple is looking to secure orders from both LG and Samsung in a move to start weaning themselves off the latter company, whom they have been embroiled in a patent infringement lawsuit with for the past couple of months.
Earlier this year, we had reported that the iPad 2 may be getting the 2048×1536 pixel display, but perhaps that display will be for the iPad 3 instead. While we may not necessarily be seeing the iPad 3 any time soon, the rumors may not be so far fetched. After all with Android tablet manufacturers starting to push out devices with better looking displays, it can be safely assumed that for the next iPad (or even possibly the next iPhone), Apple would be looking to achieve something similar, if not better, to stay ahead of the competition.