There was some rumors about iPad HD with a double resolution (2048×1536) Retina display. Today The Korea Times reported that Both Samaung and LG are working with Apple developing a new LCD technology to produce a display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536.
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.
“Apple’s upcoming iPad 3 will feature an improved display to support quad extended graphics (QXGA), a display resolution of 2048Ã—1536 pixels with a 4:3 aspect ratio to provide full high definition (HD) viewing experience,” said a source close to the talks.
“Apple has traditionally preferred to use the same providers of the same parts for the same device, even as they evolve to different versions. I don’t see any fundamental change to that approach.”
Apple is seeking to add a new supplier for the iPad and is looking to be diverting some of it’s billions away from Samsung whom Apple has a patent lawsuit.