More hints of an iPad 3 Retina Display

By Posted 20 Jan 2012, 15:03

With all the recent rumors surrounding then next version of the iPad one common denominator has been what type of display it will have. Today we have news of more hints the iPad 3 will have a Retina display.

Apple released its new iBooks 2 application yesterday, and it’s this that has provided clues of the display, which according to a report will be a 2048 x 1536 Retina Display. It came from a number of iconography and graphics logos included in the apps. A new bookmark icon was spotted with the label ‘iPadx2’, which is believed to indicate the company is about to double the resolution for the display of the next iPad.

The company has already used the ‘X2’ icons for both the iPhone 4 and 4S, which caters for the devices higher-resolution Retina Displays. Before now a single iPad icon size has been used, but it seems iBooks 2 is the beginning of a new oversized version to suit tablet panels with more pixel density.

The new icons were quickly taken down by Apple who released a slightly changed version of iBooks 2 with the fourth size removed. The company wasn’t quick enough to avoid the images being saved though. There has been a variety of different rumors recently about the iPad 3 or whatever it will be called.

Yesterday we told you about cases that were already on sale that hinted at a slightly upgraded device, which could be called the iPad 2S. There has also been talk that the next iPad will feature LTE support, which will be made possible because of a larger battery. Do you think Apple will launch an iPad with a Retina Display?