There have been a lot of rumors surrounding the next iteration of the iPad. One rumor that has been around since before the iPad 2 came out was that the next version of the device will have a resolution similar to that of the iPhone 4. Apple has dubbed its high resolution screen with the marketing term, “Retina Display”.
In a statement made by LG’s CEO, he inadvertently confirms that the upcoming iPad 2 HD (or iPad 3) will feature a “Retina Display”. The CEO states, via 9to5Mac.com;
He said more smartphone manufacturers will release new models employing LG’s “Retina Display’’ that has been used in iPhones and iPads.
It is rumored that Apple will announce the next iPad this fall, alongside the iPhone 5. It would be an interesting time to announce the new product, by Apple’s standards, as they typically only do a model refresh once per year. Also, to combine an iPhone and iPad event into one announcement is also breaking the mold for the company who traditionally will only announce one major product refresh at a time. Seeing as both the iPad and the iPhone are staple products for the company, traditionally, they have each had their own events.
Little else is known about the next iPad, besides the “Retina Display” rumors, not much else has been speculated at this point. If Apple only updates the display, the iPad 2 HD naming convention seems more likely than the iPad 3 branding.