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More Claims of a 2048x1536 Resolution iPad 3 Display

iPad 3 rumors seem to be ramping up. DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim now tells CNet that Apple has started production of a 2048x1536 resolution iPad 3 display.
"It's happening--QXGA, 2048x1536. Panel production has started [for the next-generation iPad]. There's three suppliers," Richard Shim, an analyst at DisplaySearch, said in an interview today. Shim confirmed other reports that cite three companies, Samsung, Sharp, and LGD.
DisplaySearch is research firm focused specifically on the display supply chain market and related industries. The same claims have been previously made by Digitimes who also cited the same three suppliers.

We've already seen evidence from Apple that they've been working on resolutions of that size in versions of their iOS applications. Most recently, background images of exactly 2048x1536 were found in early builds of iOS 5. In comparison, the current iPad carries a resolution of 1024x768. The iPad 3 is expected to be released sometime in the first half of 2012.

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36 months ago
Rating: 26 Votes
36 months ago
Good news, however something worries me.
Three suppliers.

I can see it now, people saying oh did you get the poor LG panel or the better Samsung panel?

Of the black levels are better on one, or their is a yellow colour cast on the other.

There are almost always issues with screens when different companies make them.

Let's hope and pray we don't go through this.
Rating: 17 Votes
36 months ago
Can't wait to see this display in person. It's going to look amazing.
Rating: 14 Votes
36 months ago

It still has a crippled and restricted operating system, so I strongly doubt that it will kick anybody's ass except for that of its own user.

As someone struggling to use a Windows 7 tablet, I laugh in your face.
Rating: 12 Votes
36 months ago
What happens when you are sitting on a large sum of money? This, This happens.

Awesome Stuff :D :apple:
Rating: 11 Votes
36 months ago
Nice. I look forward to this :)
Rating: 11 Votes
36 months ago
Woot!! Higher resolution then any other display i've ever owned :D
Rating: 11 Votes
36 months ago

Can't wait to see this display in person. It's going to look amazing.

I know. I'm really excited to see this. Imagine looking at digital photos on this? Or watching 1080P (or higher!) movies. Imagine the 3D games with a similar screen resolution to the iMac 27". Wow... Bring it on.
Rating: 10 Votes
36 months ago
iPad 3 is gonna kick ass
Rating: 9 Votes
36 months ago
Consumers response: YAY!

Developers response: Oh crap!


I know I'll get downvoted for this, but its got to be said as its completely true...this WILL unquestionably be the start of fragmentation on iOS. People will still be using the iPad 1 and 2 for a good 3-5 years from now, meaning developers who do universal iOS design will have to create 4 sets of images.

You simply cant keep messing around with screen resolution changes.
Rating: 7 Votes

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