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High-Resolution Sharp Display Reportedly for iPad 3 Surfaces

The flurry of iPad 3 part leaks continues today following yesterday's interior photo of the rear shell and some follow-up photos of the exterior of the shell and the Smart Cover magnets. Among the most prominent additions today are new photos of what may be the iPad 3's display.


Japanese blog Mac Otakara points to a posting by repair firm iLab Factory showing a 9.7-inch LCD panel from Sharp that is said to be a 2048x1536 high-resolution display set for inclusion in the iPad 3. The panel shows three ribbon cables connecting the display to its circuit board, in line with a previously-leaked photo of a claimed iPad 3 panel. The iPad 2 panel only utilizes two ribbon cables, with the additional cable on the new panel thought to be required to support its higher resolution.

A few other minor components as well as additional photos of previously-seen parts have also surfaced today, with galleries having been put together by Cult of Mac and 9to5Mac.

Apple is reportedly set to introduce the iPad 3 during the first week of March, with the first round of launches following shortly thereafter.

Related roundup: iPad Air 2

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37 months ago
It has to be said... take my money!


EDIT: Well apparently it has to be said twice :(
Rating: 10 Votes
37 months ago
Let's organize a party for all the people with these parts to get together and build the damn thing. I'll bring pizza and some six packs.
Rating: 10 Votes
37 months ago
Every nerds crazy about a Sharp dressed iPad... :cool:
Rating: 7 Votes
37 months ago
It's about time the rumor mill got kicked up to full speed for the iPad 3, things have been pretty boring here for a while.
Rating: 6 Votes
37 months ago
When it rains, it pours! I have never seen so many rumors and different stories about one product in this short time period in a long time.
Rating: 4 Votes
37 months ago
I just want a high resolution macbook air
Rating: 4 Votes
37 months ago
For fun, I put together a little chart (http://clkoerner.com/2012/02/09/what-does-the-new-ipad-screen-look-like/) comparing the reported resolution on the iPad 3 to other iOS devices.

My first PC had a 800x600 resolution. I thought that was impressive!
Rating: 3 Votes
37 months ago
2048x1536??? Thats going to be crazy on a 9.7" display.
Rating: 2 Votes
37 months ago
If they pull this off for the same or less price points, the competitors are in big trouble.
Rating: 2 Votes
37 months ago

In all likelihood, production has started in ernest, which means all parts are being produced in large quantities... and leaked...


These parts are actually for the Powerbook G6
Rating: 1 Votes

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