iPad 3 Exclusive : iPad App "Confirms" High Res Retina Display

We were sent a screen shot of an update to ShutterSnitch, a popular low-cost app for the Eye-Fi card and for iPad owners.

The latest update of ShutterSnitch (v2.2.1), released today by the publisher 2ndNature, has added Retina images for iPad specific graphics.

This is almost certainly one concrete proof that Apple will be unveiling an iPad with a Retina Display class screen at the event which it will hold next Wednesday.

A Retina Display has a pixel density of 326ppi or above which on a 9.7-inch APple iPad screen would equate to a resolution of 2560 by 1920 pixels, that's an increase of 250 per cent on each axis and a jump in resolution of 6.25 times.

This would require a massive jump in onboard computational performance (especially in the graphics subsystem) to maintain the same level of performance across the board.

The A5 that powers the iPad 2 comes with a Power SGX 543MP2. Thanks to Andy for the tip!

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