There were whispers of an iPad 3 even before the iPad 2 hit shelves, specifically suggesting that the resolution would be the main driver. Those rumours were given some credence when the iPad 2 arrived with an identical resolution to its predecessor.
John Gruber, a chap who’s generally thought to be in-the-know when it comes to Apple, suggests that the iPad 3 will indeed have a significantly improved resolution.
Posting on Daring Fireball, Gruber dropped a big iPad 3 bomb in a fairly matter-of-fact way. John says: “These magazines and newspapers that render each “page” as a static 1024 × 768 image are going to look like utter ass on the iPad 3’s 2048 × 1536 retina display.”
Yes, because everyone knows the iPad 3 will have a 2048 x 1536 display, huh John?
The iPad 3 is one of a handful of completely-unofficial-but-seemingly-inevitable devices (along with Amazon’s tablet(s)) currently receiving the rumour treatment. There are suggestions we might see an iPad 3 – or iPad 2 Plus – as soon as September.