Microscopic treatment of the leaked iPad 3 display, by Macrumors, confirms the iPad 3 retina display. After months of speculation, now it appeared to be confirmed that iPad 3 will bring 2048×1536 resolution display up from 1024×768.
Folks over at MacRumors have gotten their hands on to one of the leaked iPad 3 display panels which is, phsically, the same size as the current iPad 1 and iPad 2 display at 9.7″ in diagonal. But when they put the puported iPad 3 display under microscope against iPad 2 display, after examining the both components, they were able to confirm that the iPad 3 display has exactly twice the resolution in each direction as compared to iPad 2 or original iPad display.
Since we only had a raw iPad 3 display with no method to power it, taking high quality photos of the pixels was difficult. Still, even with the relatively poor lighting, you can easily make out the pixels on each display (made up of red, green and blue elements). We highlighted a cluster of 4 pixels (2×2) from the iPad 2 to compare it to the same area on the iPad 3. On the iPad 3, the same cluster was occupied by 16 pixels (4×4) — exactly twice the resolution in each direction.
Extrapolating out, the iPad 3 screen should carry a full resolution of 2048×1536, exactly twice the linear resolution of the iPad 1 and iPad 2 which is 1024×768. Such a screen should be able to display much sharper images as compared to the previous generation iPads.
Apple is expected to unveil the iPad 3 on or around March 7th with Retina Display, A6 chip, and LTE supports.