Apple Employee Promises iPad 3 Will Have “Truly Amazing” Display

Apple Employee Promises iPad 3 Will Have “Truly Amazing” Display

Following yesterday’s leaked image of a high-resolution Sharp display purportedly making its way to the iPad 3, an Apple employee has reportedly confirmed the third-generation device will boast a “truly amazing” display and a faster processor.

The employee — who obviously did not want to be named — told The New York Times exactly what we can expect to see from the iPad 3 next month:

An Apple employee said that the version of the new iPad that is being tested inside the company is “essentially the same size and shape as the iPad 2,” with an improved and “truly amazing” screen. The tablet will include a faster processor, said the employee, who did not want to be identified because Apple is not fond of leaks.

The report only strengthens the rumors we’ve already seen this week, which all corroborate with each other. It certainly seems like the iPad 3 will look almost identical to the iPad 2, but with that long-awaited Retina Display, a faster processor, and possibly a better camera and battery.

What’s still unclear, however, is whether that processor will be a quad-core chip. It’s almost certainly going to be called the A6, but will it simply be a faster dual-core chip that improves upon the A5 already in the iPad 2? According to one report, we shouldn’t get our hopes up for anything more than that.

[via MacRumors]

  • Al

    Sounds great! :) Looks like it’ll be the best iPad yet.

    But until the manufacturing process is massively reformed, Apple ain’t getting my money.

  • FriarNurgle

    Give it time. Robots will be taking these people’s livelihood in no time. 

  • applesandsynths

    The conditions and wages at the Apple manufacturing plants are better than many other leading companies so I guess you should hold off on buying any smart phone or tablet. Maybe you could go back to pen and paper, old chap?

  • pengwing

    So they might put quad core in an iPad, but not in MacBook Airs and 13″ MacBook Pros? Huh?

  • ??nD ??os??A

    That’s apples and oranges.  One is ARM the other is Intel, completely different instruction sets and architectures. I can’t figure out why we need 4 cores in a tablet which has a fundamental design paradigm of using only one app at a time. Yes there is some multitasking, but its not like a PC where you can be doing a video compression and code build in the background while doing photo editing in the foreground. 
    If anything the need for a beefy GPU makes more sense to me.  From a cost and battery life perspective I don’t see 4 cores making much sense.  In fact, dollar for dollar I think we would be better off with more RAM instead of more cores in the iPad 2S.

  • ??nD ??os??A

    So you will be purchasing no electronics at all for years to come then. Do you think other electronics vendors send their manufacturing the China because of China’s great reputation for taking care of its workers and the environment? 

  • joewaylo

    Someone’s going to lose their job. I thought Apple told their employees they can’t spill their beans or they’ll be terminated.

  • Charel

    Instead of picking on Apple you should take your money to Foxconn and the Chinese government. They would surely be happy to take it.

  • steveyknight

    I don’t think the iPad 3 will have a the rumoured resolution of 2048×1536, too many issues to look past before it looks piratical enough. a) processing power would be difficult to achieve to power the display and render the screen b) GFX rendering power for games to run at full resolution c) universal apps will need four versions of the same image (non-retina iPhone, retina-iPhone, non-retina iPad, retina-iPad d) pretty much every website would look blurry, and because desktop versions of websites are fine for the current iPad they won’t be updated for retina iPads, it’s not the same as re-designing for a retina iPhone d) If this device is hitting next month, Apple hasn’t asked developers to prepare for a huge increase of resolution e) even if the battery is updated, a resolution that size with a GFX chip needed to power full-res games would drain it f) referring to point c, game/app sizes would be HUGE so the 16GB version would suffer the most.

    I think the display will increase in quality, but not to the thrown around resolution of 2048×1536 – then cue disappointment and outrage from tech sites/commenters being pulled into believing their own un-sourced rumours.

  • Mike Rathjen

    He said it would be amazing and faster. That’s not a leak in my opinion.

  • Mike Rathjen

    What computer did you use to make that post and what are the conditions like for those workers?

  • GCDD

    Well, maybe purchasing no new electronics is the right course of action, most of us don’t *need* to upgrade. The glut of new production is bad for the environment, for workers and people in China and the Congo, and for our spiritual well being.

  • CharliK

    But it isn’t your opinion that matters. It is Apple’s. 

    Frankly given the lack of details I would say that the source isn’t really an employee with any knowledge. More like someone that wanted a few minutes of fame. 

  • CharliK

    And what about the other 59 or so tech companies that use Foxconn. Dell, Microsoft, Acer etc. Basically if you want to avoid such an ‘evil’ place, you will have to stop using a computer, cell phone, any game machines, mp3 players etc. 

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