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iPad 3 to Have 'Truly Amazing' Screen

Following a report from AllThingsD earlier today claiming that Apple will introduce the iPad 3 in the first week of March, The New York Times is now weighing in with its own sources corroborating claims of a faster processor and a "truly amazing" screen in a package nearly identical in appearance to the iPad 2.
An Apple employee said that the version of the new iPad that is being tested inside the company is “essentially the same size and shape as the iPad 2,” with an improved and “truly amazing” screen. The tablet will include a faster processor, said the employee, who did not want to be identified because Apple is not fond of leaks.
The claims line up with a number of previous rumors about the iPad 3's improvements, with a high-resolution display being one of the most highly-anticipated upgrades for the new device. Earlier today, photos of a Sharp display claimed to be for the iPad 3 also surfaced, although the screen's resolution can not be verified from the photos.

Side-by-side comparison of iPad 2 and claimed iPad 3 displays (Source: iLab Factory)

Indications that the iPad 3 will be nearly identical in appearance to the iPad 2 are also supported by recent photo leaks showing the rear shell of the device inside and out.

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66 months ago
Maybe Apple should sell iPad assembly kits since all the parts are available before launch lol.
Rating: 29 Votes
66 months ago
Enough foreplay. Let's get this thing out already.
Rating: 21 Votes
66 months ago

"who did not want to be identified because Apple is not fond of leaks."

haha smart guy

Tim Cook: "Jony, check it out, I made a couple of anonymous calls and it's already on Mac Rumors"!
Rating: 17 Votes
66 months ago
"Truly amazing..."? Now that Steve's gone I have to get my crappy superlatives from generic "Apple employee" guy?
Rating: 16 Votes
66 months ago
"who did not want to be identified because Apple is not fond of leaks."

haha smart guy
Rating: 15 Votes
66 months ago
Retina display, bring it on!!!:D
Rating: 13 Votes
66 months ago
We seem to be getting all the iPad 3 rumors out of the way in one day here! What more can we possibly learn about this from now to the beginning March??
Rating: 12 Votes
66 months ago
lets be honest, nothing posted has been an surprise, you can predict better CPU and screen, the screen is almost a given for the 3, nothing really sup rising here, you can almost guarantee that apple with keep the 2 and drop the price and use the 3gs - 4 model and sell both.

not rocket science
Rating: 10 Votes
66 months ago
if it looks identical to iPad 2 that means I can spend my money on it and my girlfriend won't even know it's a new model.

Bring it!
Rating: 10 Votes
66 months ago
Interesting. So does this being a Sharp screen mean their fancy new-fangled IGZO screen technology worked out and we won't have a dual light bar setup?

For those interested

If a transistor in each pixel of a panel becomes smaller, the panel lets more light pass. This advantage translates into lower power consumption and higher resolution. Sharp reported a reduction in power consumption of about 33% for a 10-inch-wide prototype panel compared to an equivalent panel with amorphous-silicon TFTs.

And for the nerds

The IGZO transistors feature electron mobility 20-30 times higher than that of amorphous-silicon thin-film transistors.

This means the transistors can be much smaller and move the same amount of current, hence the above. E
Rating: 8 Votes

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