Retina displays for iPad 3 now in production

Posted on Nov 23 2011 - 12:13am by Julius

When Apple released the first iPad tablet, many people thought it was just an oversized iPhone without the calling capabilities. Fast forward to today, the iPad is one of the most desired products in history and its sales are still seeing significant increase.

According to tech site CNET, Apple has started producing high-resolution displays to be installed on the next-generation iPad. Also, the Cupertino-based tech giant is planning to build a 7.85-inch iPad tablet in the future.

“It’s happening — QXGA, 2048 x 1536. Panel production has started [for the next-generation iPad]. There’s three suppliers,” said DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim in an interview. Shim also confirms that Sharp, Samsung and LG Display will be supplying the displays.

It seems that the 2048 x 1536 display will be one of the main features of the iPad 3. The screen resolution is a big leap from iPad 2’s 1024 x 768 resolution display.

Shim said that it will take a couple of weeks for the displays to go to the ODMS, then they will put it in the housing. “We could start seeing finished devices produced in December. And then being ready to be shipped in January. With volumes gearing up in February and March,” he added.

He said that the display of the iPad 3 will be using IPS (in-plane switching) technology, which is used in current Apple products, instead of AMOLED.

Apple has not revealed anything about the upcoming product, even with sources saying that it could come out as early as December.


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  1. Dan November 23, 2011 at 9:55 am - Reply

    I love that design of the iPad, Apple should hire who ever came up with that concept to implement it into the iPad 3!!!

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