Folks over at Apple news site MacRumors got their hands on a display unit that they claim to be of a real iPad 3. These displays with higher resolution than the current iPad have been floating over the internet from a few months now. To confirm the actual resolution of this iPad 3 display, MacRumors examined it under a microscope. What they found is pretty much what can be termed as obvious at this point: The 9.7-inch display unit has twice pixels at any given area than the iPad 2.
The difference, that is not apparent with naked eye is that the iPad 3 unit has 4×4 pixels instead of 2×2 pixels of iPad 2. That means on a 9.7-inch diagonal area the total number of pixels would be 2048×1536 instead of 1024×768 found on iPad 2.
However, when comparing the iPad 3 display to one from an iPad 2 under a microscope, the difference in resolutions becomes readily apparent, with the iPad 3 display’s pixels appearing to be one-quarter the size of those on the iPad 2.
Apple is expected to announce iPad 3 on March 7th. This new iPad is expected to pack a Quad-Core processor, Retina Display, better cameras, and more.