“The 10-inch-class screen on Apple’s upcoming iPad 3 will be one of its most remarkable features. But getting to the higher resolutions is a big step, according to a source who spoke to CNET,” Brooke Crothers reports for CNET. “Apple is aiming high, as usual. The goal is to have a Retina Display-like resolution on the iPad 3, according to the source who is in contact with Asia-based suppliers who, in turn, are familiar with Apple’s plans.”
Apple’s iPhone 4S Retina display offers “a 960×640, 3.5-inch display that packs in 326 pixels per inch (PPI). At about 12 inches from the eye, this is the most amount of detail the human retina can see, according to Apple,” Crothers reports. That’s dense. In fact, so dense that you won’t see that level of density on an iPad 3 with a Retina Display–if it’s in fact called that. Nor is it even necessary because typically the iPad’s screen isn’t held that close to the face.”
Crothers reports, “The closest that iPad display manufacturers like LG Display and Samsung can get is 2048×1536 resolution display, according to the source. That’s a PPI of 264, twice the 132 PPI on the iPad 2. But whether manufacturers can make them in volumes that Apple demands is the question… ‘It’s not a question of making just one. That, of course, can be done. The challenge is making lots of them,’ the source said. ‘This is a quantum leap in pixel density. This hasn’t been done before.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: They’ll figure it out. And, as with the iPhone 4/4S Retina displays today, no wannabes will be able to match the display quality of iPad 3.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Edward Weber” for the heads up.]