Speculation that the next-gen iPad could feature a high-density retina display a la iPhone 4 gained fresh impetus today, after signs that the high end screen is in Apple’s plans were discovered lurking in iOS 5.
iOS 5, in case you live under a rock, was officially unveiled earlier this month when Apple talked us through its key features at the WWDC event. However, since then keen-eyed devs who’ve been seeded the software have dug up a host of new functions that didn’t get a mention at Cupertino’s official showcase. Here's a sample.
And today there’s another juicy tidbit to get your teeth into. This time relating to the as yet unannounced iPad 3.
According to Tech Unwrapped, developers sifting through the SDK have now uncovered what appears to be a 1536 x 2048 pixel icon on the Twitter framework. This is twice that of the current-gen Apple slate.
And while that doesn’t conclusively prove that the retina display is pencilled in for the iPad 3, it certainly adds a fresh veneer of credibility to the conjecture.
News of Apple’s plans for its kit come amid speculation that the iPad 3 could even land this year, as the company accelerates its refresh cycles to help see off the challenge of Android powered slates.
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