Wall Street Journal Confirms Early 2012 iPad 3 with Retina Display

In case you still had doubts, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple is indeed working on its next generation iPad for early 2012. The newspaper also seems to confirm the 2048×1536 Retina display that has been long rumored.

The next generation iPad is expected to feature a high resolution display – 2048 by 1536 compared with 1024 by 768 in the iPad 2 – and Apple’s suppliers have already shipped small quantities of components for the sampling of the iPad 3. Suppliers said Apple has placed orders for a 9.7-inch screen device.

According to “people familiar with the situation”, Apple is aiming to launch the iPad 3 in early 2012.

The Wall Street Journal’s sources also indicate that a trial run will begin in October and that Apple has already started placing orders for many of the key components for the next iPad.

While the report doesn’t seem to add much new information, it does add a more credible voice to the rumors coming out of China about Apple’s iPad 3.

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