Apple is Reportedly Testing 2K and 4K Displays For The 12.9-inch iPad

Just in case that iPad mini with Retina display was announced alongside the reckoned iPad Air a couple of months ago and today with the news that surfaced online stating that, according to PadNews – Apple is testing the 2K and 4K displays for a 12.9-inch iPad. Full details after this fold!

The reception to each new Apple slate however has been one of general public, and the talk of a larger iPad with 12.9-inch display has not slowed down one bit. Reported that there could be two different configurations of the bigger iPad, where one of the displays would be of a standard 2K resolution, while other, higher-end model boasting 4K panel, respectively.

PadNews Revealed (Google Translation):

We understand that Foxconn for 12.9 inches of iPad did five different scenarios, and Apple may choose from two options. That Apple may launch two 12.9 inches of iPad. We also reported that the outside world had 12.9 inches iPad 4K resolution will be adopted a confirmation message, the prototype line called the current level of testing is 2K. As for the specific launch date, the line person may be postponed until April next year. That might be the first half of next year Apple introduced two 12.9 inches of iPad. Of course, Apple may be in April next year to launch a first, and then next year in October to re-introduce an upgraded version of the iPad 12.9 inches of 4K resolution version.

Speaking of the site claims that Foxcon prepared five different versions of the 12.9-inch iPad for Apple to consider. First, it was thought that Apple might launch a 2K model then follow up with the 4K iPad model. Talk of 4K displays has been rife in general in recent times, with all kinds of devices and machines showing support of this higher-resolution standard. Whereas, both the next-gen consoles offer 4K Ultra HD support to varying degrees. Not only PS4 or Xbox One consoles support 4K Ultra resolution, but it’s admitted that some other smartphone manufacturers are prepping to reckon such ability, though.

Although the new-found general interest from the consumer electronics industry doesn’t necessarily suggest that Apple is all ready to take the plunge. Now, with the LTE only arrived last year, the Cupertino firm won’t feel any pressure to conform and however the company is famous in going against the grain. Next-what?

A recent report from the Korea Times claimed in the past about the Retina displays fora 12.9-inch iPad, which are already in production and that they have nearly UHD resolution.

Apple’s local first-tier display supplier is now producing a 12.9-inch Retina Display to be used in the new iPad, which will be coming out sometime early next year,” an official at a local Apple supplier in Korea told The Korea Times by telephone Tuesday.

“That display is now being manufactured by the supplier’s plant in Korea,” he added.

The official said the new tablet display will be nearly UHD. The 12.9-inch iPad will have improved picture quality. As the Apple partner intends to boost its lineup for displays that have almost ultra high-definition (UHD) quality, the upcoming iPad will provide very clear quality similar to that of UHD,” said the official.

With that said, when it comes to display technology, Apple has been among the first to grab the cake, and you only have to look at its array of iOS devices and MacBooks to know that sharp displays are a top priority of Tim Cook’s team.

While the growing reports are suggesting about the bumping up the size of the iPad to 12.9inches – Apple will have to put up the resolution somewhat to maintain that arbitrary Retina standard. While the suggestion of a 4K display isn’t completely preposterous. Expected that the second, 2K model would arrive with an iPad mini-like resolution and the first with 4K iPad Air-like resolution of 2048 x 1536 or similar.

Apple Testing 2K and 4K Screens for 12.9-inch iPad

About the 12.9″ iPad with a 4K display could be superb, with around 400ppi (pixels per inch) would something that found on a mobile device, and with Apple’s iOS 7 already receiving the accolades for its slick, crisp design, one can only imagine what it look like at the kind of resolution.

(Via RedmondPie)