We have had a lot of iPad 3 rumors prior to this and here is another one. The much talked about high density display from Apple is supposed to be one more revolutionary input from the California based company. The iPad 3 is believed to be coming with a super high 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution display and which places it high in the ranking of such high density screens not only in the tablet segment but also in the smartphone genre as well. Now rumor mill has it that production of the screens is supposed kick off at LG and Samsung plants from November but there could possibly be an issue in the yields that such a screen could generate.
“They have production plans for 2,048 x 1,536 displays. Starting in November. But those are only plans at this point,” revealed a source while referring to LG and Samsung.
“It’s not a question of making just one. That, of course, can be done. The challenge is making lots of them,” the source further added. “This is a quantum leap in pixel density. This hasn’t been done before.”
Apple would fall back on the 1600 x 1200 dpi screen in case the yield factor does not play up to its part.
Also, with 550 nits of brightness, the display would not compromise on brightness in spite of the high pixel density and would compare favorably with the typical notebook displays that generally top out at 350 nits. The technology that would be applied for making the screen is not yet known and it could be either the IPS panel or the LTPS (low-temperature poly-silicon) or Super PLS-based IPS based screen. Chances of it being based on PLS which is a Samsung patented technology is less as Samsung does not wish to part with the technique as of now.
Apple has given enough hints on their intent to go for the 2048 x 1536 resolution display with enough modifications introduced in iOS 5 to support such high levels of resolutions. However, Apple is not the sole player here as there are others too aiming for a super high resolution display. Like Samsung has also made their intentions clear by showcasing a display having an even better resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. They had put this screen on display at the FPD conference though there also are reports of them facing similar problems with devising a suitable production plan of the displays. Toshiba on their turn have also announced coming up with a screen that would be denser for their 6.1 inch device.
Its no secret Apple is aiming to introduce Retina Display on its future iPad tablet and it remains to be seen if the upcoming iPad 3 could be the first to feature the high resolution displays. Apple defines Retina Display as “pixel density so high your eye is unable to distinguish individual pixels.” Also what high resolution tablets means to its makers and specially Apple is that with print media now being transferred to the tablets there are chances of more people preferring the electronic device to the paper material for reading their magazines and other such print content.
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