Well, there never really was that much doubt but just in case you thought Apple wouldn’t follow through, it has now been confirmed, by MacRumors at least, that indeed the iPad 3 will ship with a 2,048 x 1,536 pixel retina display. Apparently MacRumors were able to obtain one of the iPad 3 displays and examine it under a microscope in order to determine whether it really is a high res display or not. Following their examination they confirmed that the iPad 3 display’s pixels appear to be one quarter of the size of those on the iPad 2.
MacRumors have only managed to obtain a literal iPad 3 display and obviously were unable to power it up but they go go to explain. " We highlighted a cluster of 4 pixels (2×2) from the iPad 2 to compare it to the same area on the iPad 3. On the iPad 3, the same cluster was occupied by 16 pixels (4×4) — exactly twice the resolution in each direction".
Also strongly rumored is that the iPad 3 will come complete with a new quad-cord A6 processor, 4G LTE, improved cameras/lenses and a larger battery.
Apple is expected to announce this gorgeous new device on March 7, 2012. We can’t wait!