We’ve just received confirmation from a private source on the floor at the Yerba Buena Center for Arts that the new iPad does indeed have a Retina Display. An Apple employee has confirmed to iPhoneAppCafe that they have seen and handled a model with pixel density similar to that of the iPhone 4 and 4S.
They were unable to confirm the hardware specifications, or whether this would be dubbed the iPad 3 or other ‘HD’ themed name as has been widely rumored.
This provides a further level of confirmation to the rumors and predictions that have been flying around about one of the most appealing features of the iPad 3; it would seem that the prediction that the new model of iPad will contain a “revolutionary retina display featuring double-resolution screen with 2048×1536 pixels and modified IGZO (indium, gallium, zinc) technology that will provide an improved pixel density of 330 ppi” (IBT) were correct.
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This is a vast improvement on the iPad 2’s display of 1024×768 pixels and a pixel density of 132 ppi and will certainly be of huge interest to anyone who is looking for the tablet’s screen to replicate the resolution of the iPhone 4 and 4S. A Retina Display has actually been rumoured for the iPad since before the iPad 2 was released, so many apple fans will have been waiting a long time for this good news to reach their ears (or eyes?!).