Apple going shopping for iPad 3 retina display

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Apple going shopping for iPad 3 retina display

Apple iPad 3 concept

The possibility of the iPad 3 getting an eyeball-slicingly sharp retina display has been on the table for a while, but signs are starting to emerge that it's just what we'll get.

Richard Shim, an analyst at DisplaySearch, has told CNET that production of the 10-inch 2,048 by 1,536 QXGA panels has already started, going on to confirm reporms that three different manufacturers – Sharp, Samsung and LG – are involved.

He also, slightly disappointingly, declares that these new panels will use the same technology as Apple's current displays, rather than switching to the super-bright AMOLED tech used by Samsung. And to top it all off he claims that Apple is expressing an interest in 7.85in panels too – fuelling speculation that a mini, Amazon Kindle Fire-sized iPad could also be on the horizon.

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