We recently posted about an update from iLounge regarding the design changes in the iPad 3 – with all the talk about retina display, dual LED, increased thickness and a whopping 2048x1536px resolution. Looks like some or the other news about the iPad 3 launch date keeps popping up somewhere or the other. Here’s something even more interesting this time:
The iPad 3 specs with an 8% inflated thickness looked somewhat unpromising to the tech guys. So they’ve decided to go in for some modest changes. Instead of dual LED lights, they’re going for dual LED chips but with single light source – which keeps the design thickness intact!
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The iPad 3 – next in line of the iPads – is also going to have one of the best displays you’ll ever get on a tablet PC. The Retina display is doing the rounds as usual. But what’s with the retina display? CultOfMac while reporting on the iPad 3 release news says that the iPad 3 display is being manufactured by Samsung, LG and Sharp. The retina display provides higher resolution – which means improved quality.
How far would a normal user be able to differentiate between the existing 1024px resolution and the upcoming 2048px resolution is debatable. Design freaks and pixel geeks would probably find the difference and welcome it with all heart. The retina display simply boosts the display resolution – and we all hope that would be quite visible for gamers, designers and the interface experts. But would that make for a great selling point, as asked by Ed on CultOfMac? We have similar doubts here!
Nevertheless, there are quite strategic points being placed before the iPad 3 release date. A time lapse of some months is of course obvious between iPhone 4S and the next gadget from Apple. The iPhone 5 is also being talked about, and the release is rumored to be something like the summer of 2012. For the moment, the iPad 3 looks promising in a faster release.
Looks like there were two prototype versions – the “J1” and “J2” – for the iPad 3. The amped up was the J2 – and that has the retina display and all the updated works. That is the version that went on to the final design.
A quickie for you – which would you go for if both the gadgets – iPhone 5 and iPad 3 – were released in a short gap?