Apple is on track to launch a third generation iPad tablet early next year. That’s according to the Wall Street Journal, which gathered information from component suppliers in Taiwan. One of those components will be a new high resolution display.
The iPad and iPad 2 have both shipped with 9.7 inch, 1024 x 768 pixel displays. The iPad 3 will reportedly have a 9.7 inch, 2048 x 1536 pixel display. That will mean crisper text and graphics that are on par with what you see on the latest iPhone and iPod touch models. Those have 3.5 inch, 960 x 640 displays.
Apple calls this kind of screen a “Retina” display, because the pixel density is so high that a human eye can’t see individual pixels on the screen.
Other companies are also working on higher resolution displays for mobile devices. Samsung introduced a new 2560 x 1600 pixel 10 inch display earlier this year.