A number of tweets on popular micro-blogging Web site Twitter have all confirmed, from their point of view, that the expected iPad 3 will feature a 2048 x 1536 Retina display.
Earlier rumors suggested the same thing, along with the possibility that the device could come with 4G LTE technology.
However, there has been no official confirmation from Apple Inc. on either point.
Meanwhile, tweets from @GreePois0n ("It's Confirmed That iPad 3 Has a 2048×1536 Retina Display !"), @StuffTV ("Apple iPad 3 display leaked - 2048x1536 retina display confirmed"), @iPhone_News ("Leaked iPad 3 Screen Has 2048×1536 'Retina Display' Resolution"), @slashdot ("iPad 3 Confirmed To Have 2048x1536 Screen Resolution"), @AllThingsiPhone ("Leaked iPad 3 Screen Has 2048×1536 'Retina Display' ") and @MacRumors ("Confirmed: iPad 3 Has a 2048x1536 Retina Display"), among several others, have all reported the same detail.
"Since we only had a raw iPad 3 display with no method to power it, taking high quality photos of of the pixels was difficult. Still, even with the relatively poor lighting, you can easily make out the pixels on each display (made up of red, green and blue elements). We highlighted a cluster of 4 pixels (2×2) from the iPad 2 to compare it to the same area on the iPad 3. On the iPad 3, the same cluster was occupied by 16 pixels (4×4) - exactly twice the resolution in each direction. Extrapolating out, the iPad 3 screen should carry a full resolution of 2048×1536, exactly twice the linear resolution of the iPad 1 and iPad 2 which is 1024×768."
A report on Mashable had this to say: "MacRumors wasn't able to power on the display, however its photographs compare the densities of the two screens. When comparing the same area on each screen, the older display shows a cluster of 4 pixels (2×2) while the new display is 16 pixels (4×4). That would mean the final resolution of the iPad 3 will be 2048×1536, twice the linear resolution of the iPad and iPad 2."