iPad 3 Retina display confirmed by LG: quadruple iPad 2 pixel count incoming!Ready to give that iPad 2 a major dose of resolution goodness? According to the CEO of LG’s Display unit, the company’s Retina display “has been used in iPhones and iPads”. Since we don’t recall sporting a Retina display on either the first or second generation iPad, this can mean only one thing: Retina displays for the iPad 3.

This is not the first time we’ve heard that Retina displays would be gracing the face of the third generation iPad. In fact, DigiTimes, Korea Times and Daring Fireball’s John Gruber have independently confirmed the bump in resolution. The difference today is that we have the display’s creator, LG, stepping up to the plate to corroborate these reports.

The iPad 3’s purported Retina display would feature a 2048-by-1536 pixel count, four times that of the first and second generation iPads. With twice the horizontal and vertical resolution, Apple could easily scale current apps, but developers would likely update their apps to take advantage of the sharper displays.

One piece of the iPad 3 puzzle is down, but we’re still a ways away from nailing down the remaining upgrades. Will Apple introduce its first quad-core processor in the third generation slate? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

via 9to5Mac


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