With less than three weeks to go until the expected unveiling of the next-generation Apple tablet, the heavily rumoured iPad 3 Retina display has leaked online.
Retaining the 9.7-inch form factor from the original iPad and existing iPad 2 devices, the much mooted iPad 3 Retina display has made a premature online appearance with an eye catching 2048 x 1536p resolution.
Claiming to have got its hands on an iPad 3 display from the Apple production chain gadget blog MacRumors has reported it 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."
It added that "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.
Apple iPad 3 Rumours
One of the most talked about potential iPad 3 components, the tablet's much mooted Retina display is expected to follow on from the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S offerings.
"The new display is capable of greater resolution than the current iPad, with more pixels on its screen than some high- definition televisions," an unnamed insider source announced recently. "The pixels are small enough to make the images look like printed material. Videos begin playing almost instantly because of the additional graphics processing."
Elsewhere recent iPad 3 rumours have suggested the iPad 2 replacement will feature a form factor 1mm thicker than its predecessor with the increased internal space to be filled with the new display, an A6 quad-core CPU and improved optics for the rear-mounted camera.
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