There have been plenty of rumors about the iPad 3, and whether or not it will feature a high-res Retina display. There have even been leaked display parts floating around that supposedly feature Retina resolution. MacRumors has now put those rumors to bed, and has confirmed that the iPad 3 will indeed feature a 2048 x 1536 pixel Retina display.
MacRumors has now been able to obtain one of these iPad 3 displays and examine it under a microscope in an effort to determine whether it is indeed an ultra-high resolution Retina display. Physically, the purported iPad 3 display is the same size as the current iPad 1 and iPad 2 display at 9.7’ in diagonal, and looks quite similar to the naked eye.
However, when comparing the iPad 3 display to one from an iPad 2 under a microscope, the difference in resolutions becomes readily apparent, with the iPad 3 display’s pixels appearing to be one-quarter the size of those on the iPad 2.
Nothing like a microscope to get the deep down truth about a display! As the above picture clearly shows, the iPad 3’s display packs 4 time as many pixels into the same space as the iPad 2’s display. This alone is nearly enough to drive my decision to purchase the iPad 3!
The iPad 3 is widely expected to be announced on March 7th, and should become available for purchase a week or so after the unveiling.