iPad 2 rumor: New screen leaked, not Retina

ipad-2-screen-leaked

Among the most speculated details about the inevitably forthcoming second-generation iPad is how Apple plans to upgrade the screen. Will it be Retina, like the iPhone 4, or something else entirely? Perhaps something made out of pure magic?

Well, you can stop holding your breath, because 9to5Mac.com claims to have gotten their hands on the iPad 2 screen, straight from a source in China. And no, it’s not Retina.

We have been able to acquire what we believe is an iPad 2 LCD, fresh out of China,” writes Mark Gurman at 9to5Mac. “At this point, we cannot tell if the resolution is higher (or ‘Retina’) but it is definitely higher quality in terms of its build.”

Gurman points out that the allegedly next-gen iPad screen is lighter and slightly thinner, with a “smaller surrounding frame.”

The “new” screen is labeled with the parts number “LP097X02-SLN1.” Using this data, a 9to5Mac reader was able to pull up some additional details about the screen, after the initial report went live. According to the site’s commenter “King,” the purportedly new iPad screen is a 9.7-inch XGA 1024 x 768 H-ISP display.

If this really is the iPad 2 display, the new screen’s resolution would fall far short of the 2048 x 1546 resolution — which is double the resolution of the current iPad — that was rumored only last month.

Of course, Apple has not confirmed that this is truly the touchscreen for their next iPad, so remember to keep a healthy dose of skepticism in your voice when you tell your less-informed friends about it.

That said, some of the details — that it’s lighter and thinner, and not Retina — do match other rumors that have been circulating around the Web.

But unless someone accidentally leaves an iPad 2 at a bar, we probably won’t know the accuracy of this report until Apple unveils its final product, presumably later this year.

Mobile

Report: Samsung's upcoming foldable phone will cost a hefty $1,800

Samsung has been showcasing bendable display tech for a few years and now a folding smartphone might finally arrive. The Galaxy X, or perhaps the Galaxy F, may be the company's first example. Here's everything we know about it.
Deals

The best iPad deals for December 2018

In the wide world of tablets, Apple is still the king. If you're on team Apple and just can't live without iOS, we've curated an up-to-date list of all of the best iPad deals currently available for December 2018.
Mobile

Want to watch Netflix in bed or browse the web? We have a tablet for everyone

There’s so much choice when shopping for a new tablet that it can be hard to pick the right one. From iPads to Android, these are our picks for the best tablets you can buy right now whatever your budget.
Computing

Apple MacBook Air vs. Microsoft Surface Pro 6

The MacBook Air was updated with more contemporary components and a more modern design, but is that enough to compete with standouts like Microsoft's Surface Pro 6 detachable tablet?
Mobile

Need a quick battery boost? Try one of our favorite portable chargers

Battery life still tops the polls when it comes to smartphone concerns. If it’s bugging you, then maybe it’s time to snag yourself a portable charger. Here are our picks of the best portable chargers.
Computing

Which Macs are compatible with MacOS Mojave?

Is your computer ready for Apple's big Mojave update? Here's what you need to know about MacOS Mojave compatibility, what Macs can successful download Mojave, and the requirements you need to know about.
Business

Apple is still selling iPhones in China despite being ordered not to

Apple is following the FTC's lead and has sued Qualcomm for a massive $1 billion in the U.S., $145 million in China, and also in the U.K., claiming the company charged onerous royalties for its patented tech.
Computing

MacBook Pro battery replacement: Everything you need to know

Looking for a new battery for your MacBook Pro? It's important you know what to look for, what model you have, and what options Apple gives you! We'll cover everything you need to know about Apple MacBook Pro battery replacement.
Mobile

Is somebody watching you? How to stop apps from tracking your location

If you don't like the idea of your every movement being tracked by apps on the phone in your pocket, then you may want to turn location tracking off. We take a look at how to do it on an iPhone or Android phone in this easy guide.
Mobile

Score a Christmas deal with Speck’s half-off sale on its entire range of cases

The holidays might be nearing, but bargains don't take time off. To celebrate the last day for U.S. ground shipping, Speck will be offering a sitewide 50-percent-off deal for one day only on Monday December 17.
Mobile

Walk, run, and stretch with these handy iPhone fitness apps

Working out and getting yourself in shape isn't easy, but it's easier with the right set of apps. These best iPhone fitness apps will help you to track your calories, monitor your sleep, and achieve your fitness goals.
Deals

Save up to $800 with the best smartphone deals for December 2018

Need a better phone but don't want to spend a fortune? It's never a bad time to score a new smartphone and save some cash. We rounded up the best smartphone deals available that can save you as much as $800.
Mobile

The best protective iPhone cases to defend against dirt, dings, and drops

If you’re going off-road or work outdoors, it could be a good idea to invest in a tough case. These are our picks of the best protective iPhone cases for all iterations of the iPhone, from the iPhone XS to the 7.
Mobile

Give Rachael Ray a run for her money with these 13 recipe apps

You don’t have to be Gordon Ramsay to make a killer meal, you just need an easy to follow recipe app. We’ve compiled our 13 favorite cooking apps for Android smartphones and iPhones, including countless recipes to suit any taste.