You don’t have to search very long before you find someone raving about the Retina display used in Apple iPads. We’re not going to disagree. These 9.7″ panels pack in a whopping 2048×1536 resolution and the color is fantastic. But we were surprised to hear you can get one of these for a meager $55. That’s how [Andrzej] sourced the part when he set out to connect a Retina display to a regular PC.
It turns out this isn’t all that hard. The display uses the eDisplayPort protocol. This is an extension of DisplayPort which is an alternative to LVDS that is gaining a foothold in the industry. An external DisplayPort adapter can already be found on higher-end laptops, which means this should be a snap to use as an external display if the signals can be routed correctly.
The whole thing cost about $70 in parts.
(Display + electronics)
Could some one post direct links to all parts necessary to make this work?
Better late than never In this thread: https://www.overclock.net/t/1389756/custom-screen-31-3600x1600-cost-250/50_50 - starting from around post 50 and onward discussion has picked up about these IPAD 3 screens on the PC. Several links have been posted to the displays at ebay and to various blogs plus also couple of stores have been identified where its possible to order the converter board. The converter is not needed to drive the display apparently as that can be directly from displayport, however, its needed to be able to control backlight of the panel sort of sensibly. I just stumbled upon this thread googling when trying to find out if its possible to overclock that screen (i.e., run it at higher refresh rate than 60 Hz).