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Evidence has emerged that a future iPad will sport a massive 1536 x 2048 resolution, though hopes that the next one will may be premature.

Apple's new Twitter framework iOS 5 contains graphics files that extend to 2048 x 1536 pixels, reports website Techunwrapped.

Newsstand, a special folder that corrals newspaper and magazine apps, contains graphics files that are 1536 pixels wide and seemingly designed to tile to fill a 2048-high screen.

That is twice the size in each dimension of the current iPad's 1024 x 768 screen. And since a future iPad is likely to sport a display that's the same physical size as the current iPad panel, the much higher resolution means the new screen will be sufficient for Apple to call it a "retina display" as it does with the iPhone 4 screen.

Of course, Apple may simply have begun future-proofing its software - there are a great many iOS apps that lack 1536 x 2048-ready imagery. So it's too early to view the Techunwrapped find as a sign that the next iPad, whether it comes out in September or next year, will have such a high resolution display.

That said, such a move was forecast earlier this year, and though seemingly quoshed by the arrival of the iPad 2 in March, subsequent rumours have claimed the iPad 3 will debut in September.

Will it have a retina display? We hope so, but we're not yet putting money on it. ®

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