Apple’s next-gen iPad will incorporate the retina display that many expected to be on board with the slate’s current iteration, reports suggest.
In a thinkpiece on Daring Fireball about how magazines and newspapers look on tablets, influential and well-connected blogger John Gruber appeared to let slip details about the iPad 3’s screen.
He stated: “These magazines and newspapers that render each “page” as a static 1024 × 768 image are going to look like utter ass on the iPad 3’s 2048 × 1536 retina display.”
Gruber’s comment could, of course, prove little more what he deems likely to show on the tablet. But given his cosy relationship with Cupertino sources and impressive record in breaking stories, it’s equally possible he’s inadvertently dropped a hitherto unknown factoid.
Adding weight to the story are separate reports which did the rounds last week. These stemmed from a South Korean newspaper and cited supply chain sources who claimed that the iPad 3 will feature an “improved display to support quad extended graphics (QXGA), a display resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels with a 4:3 aspect ratio to provide a full high definition viewing experience".
It’s believed that LG and Samsung and Samsung are in the frame to supply the displays, despite the latter’s ongoing and increasingly acrimonious legal spat with Apple.
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