With the iPad 3 now expected to arrive in March, just less than a year after the iPad 2, and with Apple as always, remaining tight lipped, what do we know about it so far?
Apple-centric blog MacRumors said of the image they have of the front assembly of the iPad 3 “The part appears nearly identical to that of the iPad 2,” the blog reported, “with the major distinguishing feature being a relatively long ribbon able extending up the side of the display as opposed to a shorter cable with a sideways orientation seen in the iPad 2.”
However we definetly know that a new super high resolution Retina Display will feature along with a rumoured new feature that iFixit, the Repair Manual tech geniuses have gone into great detail about.
iFixit was sent the iPad 3 display obtained by MacRumours and gave it a thorough inspection.
You can see the video below:
In the video posted on the site, iFxit was able verify MacRumors’ claims that the display does indeed boast a QXGA 2048×1536 display, which is double pixel density of the iPad 2.
That means the new display clocks in at around 260ppi, which falls short of the 300+ppi Apple uses to quality a Retina Display, but as people tend to hold tablets further away from their face, the perceived density is akin to that featured on the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPod touch.
iFixit also tried to power-up the display component by connecting it to an iPad 2. However, the attempt proved unsuccessful as the new display is incompatible with existing iPad logic boards.
You can still purchase the iPad2 on Amazon UK directly via this link: http://amzn.to/iPad2Range
We’d like to hear whether you will be splashing out on the new iPad this March?