According to a new report from The Korea TImes, Apple has begun quality testing high-resolution displays for the iPad 3 from manufacturers Samsung and LG.
Apple has started quality testing Samsung and LG’s LCDs at one of its laboratories in China. Samsung and LG were required to produce screens with better picture quality and density, according to sources, who anticipate the testing process will be completed during the third quarter.
The report says that the upcoming iPad 3 will feature and improved display that will have a resolution of 2048x1536 pixels. A display of that resolution would make the device far beyond a high-definition viewing device.
Although the reportedly improved display on the iPad 3 it will still not reach the pixel density of the iPhone 4. Apple could still market the new display as "Retina" as the definition the company gave the name doesn't specify a set resolution. In addition, the new device could have a Retina display since the iPad is usually held at a farther distance from the eyes compared to a smartphone.
The testing done by Apple is set to be completed in during the third quarter while a new deal for order displays from Samsung and LG for Apple is imminent.