There have been many reports over the last few months regarding the next iPad, and when it will be available. There was talk of the device coming out this year and now it is thought to be available early next year. Today the iPad 3 rumors 2011 continue with display issues reported.
It is being reported by sources that have been in contact with Asia based component suppliers that Apple wants to have a Retina like display on the next iPad. According to Cnet Apple describes a Retina Display as having an image where your eye can’t pick out individual pixels. The iPhone 4S for instance has a 960 x 640 3.5-inch display, which has 326 pixels per inch.
According to Apple at roughly twelve inches from the eye this is the most amount of information the human eye can see. It is highly unlikely that we will see that amount of density on the next iPad, and it isn’t really needed as normally the iPad screen isn’t held as close to a users face.
Sources are claiming that iPad display manufacturers LG and Samsung can only achieve 2048 x 1536 resolution, but that is a PPI of 264 that is twice the 132 PPI found on the iPad 2. Trouble is it may be hard for the component suppliers to produce these displays in great numbers. Sources again said there were plans to begin production next month, but stressed this was only plans.
It has been suggested that if manufacturers can’t produce high numbers there is the option of 1,600 x 1,200. Last time round the new iPad was lighter and thinner than the previous model, and if Apple can bring out the iPad 3 with an even better screen it could spell more trouble for Android tablets.