Yes, the iPad 3 Will Have A Retina Display
Many iPad enthusiasts are anticipating the day that the iPad 3 will be announced to find out if it will have a retina display or not, but also to see how Apple can improve a device as boundless as the iPad 2. The iPad 1 and iPad 2 never sported a retina display, although the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, and iPod touch 4G adopted one. MacRumors has evidently been able to get their hands on one of the iPad 3 displays and after examination under a microscope at the same magnification level, the iPad 3’s display will in fact hold a retina display resolution of 2048x1536 - twice that of the 1024x768 resolution in the current generation device. The image is shown above with a comparison of the iPad 2 and iPad 3 displays.
With the evidence surrounding the iPad 3 and its display resolution and all of these credible sources citing its truthfulness, we cannot refute it. The iPad 3 is said to be in full-swing production as we speak and Apple is expected to announce its existence sometime in the first week of March at their event.
What’s more about an iPad 3 with a retina display is that it will require a better battery. The sharper images along with the processing power needed to keep graphics running smooth will require a power-hungry graphics processor and a powerful CPU. This is where the rumored quad-core A6 processor is said to come in - superseding the dual-core A5 processor that currently sits in the iPad 2.
While we will be getting the much desired retina display in the iPad 3, it may not be all fun and games. Looking at the unveiling of the first retina display in the iPhone 4, app developers for the App Store took a very long time to adopt the retina display resolutions in their applications, in fact there are countless applications that still do not support the retina display even to this day. That being the case, many applications will appear pixelated until the App Store implements the standards for Apple’s new iPad and developers adhere to them.
With the retina display being confirmed, I'm finally going to have to grab one of these.