iPhone and iPad maker Apple has received test displays for the company’s new iPad 3 from both LG and Samsung and is, at the moment, testing them to check which one is more appropriate for the company’s upcoming tablet.
Although the Cupertino-based company has not said anything in certain, it is expected that the new QXGA displays will arrive with the 9.7-inch size of previous iPad models and will have a 2048 x 1536 pixels-per-inch (PPI) for HD playback. If this is true, Apple will release its first iPad with retina display.
LG, however, is expected to get the upper hand in the matter as Samsung and Apple are caught in ongoing legal issues, but South Korea-based LG will have to match up with Samsung’s price, quality, color production and response time to guarantee the contract from Apple.
Both Samsung and LG use superior technology called 'low temperature polysilicon' that is ideal for Apple’s strict pixel density requirements which are expected to provide 280 pixels-per-inch for the iPad 3 display.
Samsung-made AMOLED panels, however, has limited resolution and shorter life period compared to LCD and, therefore, remains the choice of Apple, according to a 9to5Mac report.
Apple’s upcoming iPad 3 will run on iOS 5 and is expected to be powered by an enhanced A5 or A6 processor. The tablet is also expected to end the problems regarding the additional HDMI cable with an evolved HDMI port, and will have a Thunderbolt port for lightning fast data flow and connectivity.