By Sébastien Page on Mar 7, 2012
Among the seemingly hundreds of contradicting iPad 3 reports we’ve heard over the past few months, one piece of gossip in particular has held true: the Retina display. And like so many of the other rumors, this one materialized today.
Apple just unveiled its new tablet, the iPad 3, complete with a staggering 2048 x 1536 resolutions. Simply put, this means the screen of the new tablet contains roughly 4x more pixels than its predecessor… Read More
By Jake Smith on Mar 1, 2012
A Retina display seems almost confirmed to be featured on the iPad 3, as more rumors and pictures have popped up over the past few weeks. A Retina display on the iPad 3 will be of astonishing quality. Just look at your iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S screen’s quality, and then picture it on the iPad. Just wow.
The guys over at Pixels on Toast have already started getting their upcoming game Food Run ready for the 2048×1536 resolution. In doing so, they have showed us what a game running on that high quality of screen looks like. And it looks amazing… Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 19, 2012
We know, these iPad 3 rumors are starting to get a bit ridiculous. In the last two days we’ve seen images of the purported tablet, and learned that its processor may (or may not) be called the A5X.
Now 9to5Mac is reporting that it has come across photos of what appears to be an iPad 3 Retina display production line. The images were uncovered on a Chinese forum along with some interesting details regarding the tablet… Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 17, 2012
After months of speculation, it appears that it has now been confirmed that Apple’s next tablet will feature a Retina display.
The confirmation comes from the folks over at MacRumors, who have just gotten their hands on one of the purported iPad 3 display panels that have been floating around China for the past few weeks… Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 10, 2012
At this point, it seems like a Retina display in the iPad 3 is a pretty safe bet. After two years, and two iterations, of the same screen resolution, we fully expect Apple’s next tablet to feature a much sharper display.
Much of the tech world seems to be convinced that that display will be of Retina quality — which is a huge deal. And to demonstrate how huge, designer Chris Koerner put together a rather interesting infographic… Read More
By Jake Smith on Feb 10, 2012
Over the past two days, we have learned a great deal about the rumored iPad 3. We’ve learned the device is to sport a similar design to the iPad 2, while at the same time having a Retina display, larger battery, and possibility of a dual-core processor, rather than quad-core. We also learned today that the iPad 3 will most likely be announced the first week of March, and will ship shortly after.
The Next Web is out with a new report saying that Apple is pushing key developers to finishing apps. Apple is pushing these developers to finish, so they can show off their apps either at the iPad 3 announcement or in iPad 3 advertisements, says the report… Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 9, 2012
Earlier today we heard a report from AllThingsD claiming that Apple’s anticipated iPad 3 announcement is just a few weeks away. The site believes that we could see Apple unveil its next-generation tablet as early as the first week in March.
Now the New York Times is weighing in on the slate, claiming that it has also learned details about the next iPad. And according to its sources, the tablet’s [anticipated] Retina display looks “truly amazing…” Read More
By Alex Heath on Jan 10, 2012
As he has done in the past, Jeremy Horwitz of iLounge has claimed to have seen the rear shell of the next-generation iPad. He also revealed a prototype shell of the iPad 2 during CES last year and correctly predicted the tablet’s basic upgrades and features.
This time, Horwitz has followed up on his previous iPad 3 report with the claim that he has touched the rear shell of Apple’s next-generation iPad. He notes that the exterior design of the device hasn’t changed, but he does expect better cameras and a higher-quality screen. Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Dec 30, 2011
If there is one thing that is guaranteed every year, it’s that MacRumors will get its hands on some photos of what appear to be parts from a new iPhone or iPad. This year is proving to be no different, with the latest part to show up supposedly being an iPad 3 screen, complete with Retina display pixel density.
Unfortunately, the screen is not attached to anything, and thus not functioning, which is a shame.
While the screen was not powered up, that does not mean there isn’t at least one portion of the photo that should get the pulse racing – the screen pictured possess three, count ‘em, three ribbon cables. Exciting… Read More
By Cody Lee on Dec 30, 2011
There’s been no shortage of iPad 3 chatter over the last few weeks. We’ve heard Apple’s upcoming tablet could feature anything from a 7-inch display to 20-hour battery life, and seemingly everything in between.
The latest report, however, is particularly interesting. It claims that the next-generation iPad will sport an advanced, high-resolution IGZO display (indium gallium zinc oxide). Read More
By Alex Heath on Dec 23, 2011
With the success of Amazon’s Kindle Fire, 7-inch tablets have become all the rage these days. Rumors and analysts have suggested over the last few months that Apple is looking to introduce its own 7-inch iPad in 2012 to compete with the new tablets on the market.
While there seems to be supply chain evidence that Apple is gathering 7.85-inch displays for its next-generation iPad, a new report says that Apple has no plans to introduce such a tablet in 2012. Instead, the iPad 2 is expected to remain available at a reduced price when the iPad 3 is announced. Read More
By Cody Lee on Dec 8, 2011
If Apple wasn’t looking to use Retina displays in its upcoming tablet before, you better believe it is now. BGR is reporting that Samsung is looking to beat the iPad 3 to market next year with an 11-inch tablet that will feature an all new Retina display.
Rumors of Apple’s third generation slate, expected sometime early next year, housing a display with Retina-like resolution have been flying about for the past few months. But recent reports of manufacturing problems seem to have suppressed the gossip… Read More
By Cody Lee on Nov 26, 2011
According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple has tapped Sharp as a display supplier for its next generation tablet. We’ve heard the news before from analysts and their “supply checks,” but this obviously lends some credibility to the story.
WSJ believes the move is in an effort, by Apple, to diversify component suppliers for its products. And given the company’s ongoing court battle with another display supplier (Samsung), it makes sense that it would want to do so… Read More
By Cody Lee on Nov 22, 2011
The folks over at 9to5Mac have uncovered some interesting information hidden deep within the code of iOS 5. The site has exposed several secret features in the new software by code-digging over the last few months, including Siri.
Recent find pertain to an unreleased Apple product, codenamed “J2.” The site believes that this could actually be the next version of the iPad. Not only that, but it thinks that this could be the Retina display-equipped tablet everyone has been talking about… Read More
By Cody Lee on Oct 27, 2011
The iPad 2 was a fairly big upgrade from its predecessor. It’s twice as fast, includes a front and back camera, and is more portable than the original. For some reason, however, Apple neglected to change the tablet’s screen resolution. It stayed a dismal 1024 x 768.
But according to CNET, that won’t happen again. The site is reporting that Apple is ordering up the most pixel-packed display we’ve ever seen on a 10-inch tablet. The screens are so ridiculous in fact, that manufacturers are struggling to mass produce them… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 23, 2011
According to several news outlets, Apple has finally decided on who will manufacture the display panels for the iPad 3. If you’ve been following the rumors regarding Apple’s upcoming tablet, you’ll know why that’s such a big deal.
With Apple in an ongoing court battle against Samsung, the company has turned to other manufacturers to fill the void. And after extensively testing displays from Sharp and LG, it sounds like it’s finally picked a replacement (or two)… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Aug 22, 2011
Rumors of an Apple branded television just won’t go away, with the latest claims being that Apple has partnered with LG in order to bring a 55″ TV to market. This rumor has now been debunked, with LG’s own CEO saying that Apple is not keen on jumping into the TV market, with OLED screens proving a stumbling block.
The Korea Times, amongst others, has also poured scorn on any suggestion that Apple may turn to OLED for its screens, claiming that the chances of such a switch are ‘very low’… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Aug 19, 2011
With iPad 3 stories currently fighting for attention with iPhone 5 claims and counterclaims, the latest information on Apple’s next tablet comes from the always reliable Wall Street Journal.
The WSJ weighed in on the speculation with a claim that their sources believe Apple is now planning to bring the iPad 3 to market some time in 2012, and not the late 2011 window that had previously been banded around.
Interestingly, the Journal also added fuel to the fire with the news that the next iPad will sport a super-high resolution display, bringing the Retina Display to the company’s tablet line… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Aug 4, 2011
Today, Google updated its mobile web app to fully support Apple’s Retina Display, bringing a crisper experience to those of us who use the web app in order to get full support for certain Gmail features, like labels.
The update, which is live for everyone right now, also adds an iOS feature that now seems to be synonymous with the platform: pull to refresh… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Jul 20, 2011
The rumor mill is in full swing these days, with claims that Apple will be launching an iPad 3 with a Retina Display.
The latest information comes from The Korea Times, who believe that Apple is currently testing screen technology from both LG and Samsung, with a 2048 x 1536 screen expected for the next iPad to come out of Cupertino… Read More