The editors of thisismynext, formerly at the respected Engadget, have sources on record saying a new iteration of the iPad will be released with a 2048 x 1536 pixels resolution display, almost double the current pixel display — and will be dubbed the “iPad HD”.

They adamantly state this will not be the new iPad 3, rather, a premium version of the iPad aimed at professionals who could utilize a higher pixel density display — something physicians like myself would welcome, mainly for viewing radiology images on the iPad.

There is currently one medical radiology app that is FDA approved for the iPad — Mobile MIM. We reviewed Mobile MIM extensively earlier this year. But there are other medical image viewers for the iPad that are currently awaiting FDA approval, such as OsiriX and ResolutionMD.