Apple Testing Hi-Res Screens For Next Generation iPad
In addition to a new, higher-resolution display, the next generation iPad may have new display supplier as well. The Korea Times reports that Samsung and LG Display are competing for the contract to supply Apple with LCD displays for the successor to the iPad 2.
“Apple’s upcoming iPad 3 will feature an improved display to support quad extended graphics (QXGA), a display resolution of 2048×1536 pixels with a 4:3 aspect ratio to provide full high definition (HD) viewing experience,” an industry source told the Times, adding that Apple is also looking for pixel density of at least 280 pixels-per-inch.
With a resolution of 2048×1536 at 280 ppi, these displays would be a vast improvement over those used in the current crop of iPads. That said, they would still fall short of “Retina Displays” used in the iPhone 4, which boast a 960-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi.