iPad 3: Retina Display rumours reignited

Tidbit included in blog post about future of iPad magazines.

The iPad 3’s screen resolution is more than likely to be given some kind of bump when the slate is next refreshed, possibly as soon as September this year. And now Daring Fireball’s John Gruber, a man renowned for his insider knowledge of the Cupertino company, has claimed the next-gen tab will tout a Retina Display.

In a blog post discussing how iPad magazines can improve and capture more users, Gruber says, “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.”

It’s a passing comment, but one which carries plenty of weight. Gruber is well known for calling correct release dates and specs for almost every Apple product, suggesting he has some good information to be able to make such a claim.

The 2048 x 1536 display backs up recent rumours about a so-called iPad HD, or iPad 2 Plus, which offers similar internals to the current model, but with an improved screen.

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