More evidence of higher-resolution iPad 3 emerges

Images in iOS 5 beta suggest a 2,048 x 1,536 pixel display

Further evidence that Apple is planning to increase the display resolution of the iPad 3 has emerged.

Earlier this week Macworld reported that Taiwanese sources claimed the iPad 3 would have a display with a resolution five or six times higher than that of the iPad 2 and would launch in Q4 of 2011.

Since then, images of the Twitter framework in the iOS 5 beta have been discovered by the Techunwrapped website that suggest the iPad 3 will indeed have a resolution of 2,048 x 1,536, double the 1,024 x 768 display of the original iPad and iPad 2.

iOS 5: What you need to know

Techunwrapped concludes that the images must mean that the iPad 3 must be due to come out at around the same time as iOS 5, which will happen at some stage in autumn. So we could see the iPad 3 as early as Q3, even earlier than the previous reports had claimed.

There have been plenty of rumours about the iPad 3's display circulating in recent months, with some claiming that it could even have 3D screen.

Others have claimed that Samsung is manufacturing AMOLED (active-matrix organic light-emitting diode) displays for Apple's next-generation tablet.

Join the PC World newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags Digital LifestyleApplehardware systemstwitterlaptopstablet PCsiPad

Struggling for Christmas presents this year? Check out our Christmas Gift Guide for some top tech suggestions and more.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Ben Camm-Jones

Macworld U.K.

Most Popular Reviews

Follow Us

Best Deals on GoodGearGuide

Shopping.com

Latest News Articles

Resources

GGG Evaluation Team

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi

STYLISTIC Q702

The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott

STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

Latest Jobs

Shopping.com

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?