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MacRumors confirms supposed iPad 3 display has 2048 x 1536 resolution

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MacRumors got hold of a purported iPad 3 screen, and it really does seem to have the 2048 x 1536 resolution required to be a Retina Display

MacRumors iPad 2 screen comparison
MacRumors iPad 2 screen comparison

We've been following the tale of Apple's "super high resolution" iPad since before The Verge was born, but now it seems we have our first proof of a real QXGA Retina Display for a 4:3 tablet. MacRumors got hold of a purported iPad 3 screen and put it under the microscope, and sure enough: despite having the same 9.7-inch diagonal screen size as the existing iPad and iPad 2, the new display appears to have four times the pixels. Now, we can't be sure that this screen is really going to be inserted into an iPad 3, but yesterday we weren't sure it existed at all. Today, we can say that a 9.7-inch, 4:3 aspect ratio, 2048 x 1536 LCD display is actually being produced somewhere in the world.