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.

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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.

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Top Rated Comments

applesith Avatar
159 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.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
n10797 Avatar
159 months ago
It has to be said... take my money!


EDIT: Well apparently it has to be said twice :(
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bad03xtreme Avatar
159 months ago
Every nerds crazy about a Sharp dressed iPad... :cool:
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
2IS Avatar
159 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.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mjmar Avatar
159 months ago
I just want a high resolution macbook air
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basesloaded190 Avatar
159 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.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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