Drooling, Commenced

Eric Slivka, reporting for MacRumors, confirms the Retina Display iPad 3:

Extrapolating out, the iPad 3 screen should carry a full resolution of 2048x1536, exactly twice the linear resolution of the iPad 1 and iPad 2 which is 1024x768. Such a screen should be able to display much sharper images as compared to the previous generation iPads.

Apple is expected to introduce the iPad 3 with a media event on March 7, and the device is rumored to be carrying this high-resolution display, a new A6 system-on-a-chip, and LTE support for models with cellular data capabilities.

To borrow a line from Jim Dalrymple: Yep.

I can’t wait for the unveiling. The only reason I didn’t upgrade to an iPad 2 last year was because it had no Retina Display. As for the name, I highly doubt Apple’s gone with “iPad 3”. My guesses are either iPad 2S or iPad HD, with the latter being the more likely choice. Being that the resolution is 2x (at 264 ppi), it just makes sense to me. Could be wrong, though.

The design of the press invites to the event should be interesting, too. How I envy John Gruber.