iFixit Goes Hands-On With The iPad 3’s Retina Display [Video]


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The iPad 2's LCD cable next to the iPad 3's

If there’s one thing we know for sure about the iPad 3, it’s that the upcoming tablet will have a breathtakingly-awesome screen. After months of building speculation, it’s been repeatedly confirmed that the iPad 3 will follow in the iPhone’s footsteps with a super high-resolution ‘Retina’ display.

In conjunction with MacRumors, iFixit has gone hands-on with an alleged iPad 3 display to reveal the changes and improvements we can expect. Now if only they could get the thing turned on!

If you recall, a purported iPad 3 display was recently examined under a microscope so that we could all gasp at its Retina goodness. The 9.7-inch display packed a whopping 2048×1536 resolution, making it quadruple the amount of pixels currently displayed by the iPad 2.

Unfortunately, the iPad 2’s LCD connector is different than the iPad 3’s, so the folks at iFixit couldn’t bring the shiny display to life. The above video explains all the physical differences, and iFixit reaffirms that it is indeed a ‘Retina’ display, although the pixels-per-inch falls slightly under the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S screen resolution.

Nearly every iPad 3 part imaginable has leaked over the last couple weeks. We have an exclusive gallery of images we recommend checking out. The device is expected to boast an A6 (or A5X) chip and 4G LTE networking. If things go according to plan, expect an announcement from Apple on March 7th.

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  • Sean Smith

    Actually, it would be quadruple the number of pixels from the first and second iPads, not double. It would be double the RESOLUTION in both directions, though.

  • Lane Jasper

    So, with an “announcement” on March 7th….what would be the expected release date…shortly thereafter? I forget what the wait-time is after an announcement but it’s usually pretty quick…a couple weeks or so…?

  • SkolVikes88

    Was she talking?

  • alexheath

    Noted. Thanks

  • Elliot George

    I find this incredibly easy to masturbate to. 

  • poppa1138

    interesting to see mj is involved with handling stolen goods,as I don’t think you can actually buy those screens yet.. 

  • Christian Marker

     that girl is hot ^_^

  • iDaveG

    She can give me a teardown any day. iFancyHer xx

  • markstfreak

    I could imagine her ripping off the glasses, the hair let loose and then a dance around the pole. Definitely, geeked down her looks for the video.

  • CitizenX

    The girl… how much for the girl!

  • Son1ze

    I reckon you could start with at least the value of the rock on her finger and go up from there. Lol.