Reports: iPad 3 Camera, Resolution, Chip System Confirmed
February 20, 2012 9:27 AM
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Apple's iPad 3 will sport a 2048x1536 display, A5X chip system and 8 MP camera
The upcoming iPad 3 has been a main topic for discussion recently after learning that Apple is set to present it
at an event during the first week of March
. While the rumor mill has been working overtime, a few reports were able to get hands-on with some actual iPad 3 parts, confirming recent speculations like higher resolution and an upgraded chip system.
The iPad 3 is expected to look very similar to the iPad 2, with the same 9.7-inch screen and shape. However, the iPad 3's higher resolution seems to be the hot topic related to the new device, setting it apart from its predecessor.
, which managed to get its hands on an actual iPad 3 display, the rumors regarding the resolution are indeed true. It will offer a 2048x1536 display, compared to the iPad and iPad 2's 1024x768 displays. By placing the displays of an iPad 2 and iPad 3 under a microscope,
was able to highlights clusters of 4 pixels from the iPad 2 and clusters of 16 pixels from the iPad 3.
was also able to obtain the iPad 3's logic board, which offered a pair of 16 GB flash memory chips from Hynix, an upgraded power management chip and an upgraded package on package system-on-a-chip.
With the iPad and iPhone carrying A4 chip systems and the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S carrying A5 chip systems, many expected the iPad 3 to obtain an upgraded A6. However, it has been discovered that the chip system for the iPad 3 is an upgraded chip called "A5X." Its data code shows that it was manufactured in November 2011.
In addition to a resolution and chip system upgrade, the iPad 3 will sport a camera with 8 megapixels, as rumored before.
, a Chinese publication, published photos of a complete iPad 3, which showed a device that resembles how reports have described it.
The iPad 3 will also have 4G LTE connectivity, and
run on Verizon and AT&T's LTE networks
. It's currently unknown if Sprint or T-Mobile will sell the new iPad. An 8-inch iPad is also in the making.
The iPad 3 will make its big debut during the first week of March in San Francisco, California.
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RE: A5X? Interesting
2/21/2012 4:48:09 PM
There is a market. I paid over $3000 for my 2560x1600 30" in 2005 and would again if there were a larger, higher resolution display. Once TV manufacturers need a new gimmick to sell TVs at the same pace as the initial HD push, they will increase the resolutions again.
RE: A5X? Interesting
2/26/2012 8:03:42 PM
Yeah, but how big is that market?
One of the saddest statements about the high end display market in recent memory is how Pioneer couldn't make money with their Kuros. They
have the best picture quality of any display out there, so even being 2+ years ahead of its competition wasn't enough for them to sell in enough quantity (at a very reasonable price, IMO) to make it worthwhile to produce.
Apple has the luxury of a ridiculously loyal following. When a normal company produces a high end product at a premium price, it gets largely ignored. When Apple does it, their base touts its superiority. I hate it when Apple charges a premium for useless benefits, but I love it when they make a positive change in consumer preferences.
With notebooks, I really, REALLY want some more high contrast displays instead of the 200:1 CR junk we get now (I don't even care if it's TN). Apple gets praise for their near-1000:1 CR, it's cheap enough for Asus to put in their eeePC, and it's cheap enough for budget TN monitors. Why on earth do sub-$1k notebooks have such awful blacks? I'd easily pay $100 to avoid this maybe ~$20 cost cutting.
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