We have hear rumors that the new iPad 3 will have a 2048×1536 display and that its production will be starting sometime in November 2011. This information was obtained by CNET’s Brook Crothers who has their reliable sources.
We also know that Samsung and LG will be producing the a new resolution screen in large number of units. However, the source warned that there may appear issuse with this type of resolution which would lead Apple to turn to producing a 1600×1200 resolution as a fallback. The issue is that it is a “quantum leap” in density at tablet size and that yields of working displays.
The closest that iPad display manufacturers like LG Display and Samsung can get is 2048×1536 resolution display, according to the source. That’s a PPI of 264, twice the 132 PPI on the iPad 2.
But whether manufacturers can make them in volumes that Apple demands is the question. “They have production plans for 2,048×1,536 displays. Starting in November. But those are only plans at this point,” said the source, 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 said. “This is a quantum leap in pixel density. This hasn’t been done before.”
If manufacturers are not able to hit the volumes necessary for the higher resolution, there is an interim option of 1,600×1,200, according to the source.
The display is also expected to have a brightness of 550 nits. That’s pretty bright, as the typical laptop display panel tops out at about 350 nits.
We are still checking out more information about this, but what are your thoughts on this so far?