Following last week’s report that MacRumors confirmed via microscope that the display likely to be used in the iPad 3 is in fact a Retina display, iFixit has now taken a closer look, and attempted to power the display on.
iFixit confirms MacRumors‘ analysis that the display has four times the resolution of the current iPad 2 display, but unfortunately were not able to power the display, as it cannot be hooked to the iPad 2 due to differences in the connectors.
iFixit also found a few other interesting differences between the iPad 2 display and the supposed iPad 3 Retina display. You can see all of their findings in the below clip, hosted by iFixit‘s own MJ:
The iPad 3 is expected to feature a Retina display and improved processor, and may also see a significantly upgraded rear camera and slightly more tapered design. Apple’s next-gen iPad is expected to be announced on March 7th.