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  • iPad 2 Displays Surface


    Photos of a supposed iPad 2 touchscreen are making the rounds today, courtesy of a repair shop with parts suppliers in China. They are not Retina Displays, in line with recent reports, but are apparently thinner 1024 x 768 IPS screens. Meanwhile, an industry research firm claims to have uncovered evidence that Apple intends to corner the market on advanced LCD displays.

    The rumor mill pushed the idea that the iPad 2 would have a Retina Display, a story fed by discoveries of higher resolution graphics in the iBooks app. However, that rumor collapsed under its own weight, as LCD screens high-resolution enough to be called Retina Displays would be too expensive and require too much graphics horsepower to be reasonable for a tablet. Instead, Apple was said to be looking at a thinner, lighter screen for the new device.

    A replacement screen that 9to5Mac got from iFixYouri - an iDevice repair shop in Florida and Somerville, Mass. - is apparently an LG Phillips 9.7-inch XGA 1024 x 768 high-aperture-ratio IPS display. It's about a millimeter thinner than current displays and is said to be "significantly lighter." It also has a thinner surrounding frame, which would support the rumors about a tapered design that have been suggested by leaked iPad 2 cases coming out of Asia.

    Many observers believe Apple is looking to the third- or fourth-generation iPad to have true Retina Displays. And a report from market research firm iSuppli indicates that Apple is spending billions of dollars to lock in its supplies of high-resolution screens from LG Display, Sharp Corp. and Toshiba Mobile Display. The analysis by iSuppli suggests that Apple wants to corner the market in advanced in-plane switching (IPS) and low-temperature polysilicon (LTPS) technology. With Samsung's active matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) displays going mostly into its own products, this may mean that very few other manufacturers will have access to high-resolution displays.

    Source: 9to5Mac
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPad 2 Displays Surface started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 48 Comments
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Oh no doubt, I am buying no matter what
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by Stewie Griffin View Post
      Side note: shouldn't this be in iPad news? not iPhone news?
      Lol good point.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      maybe but its too late now
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      Dual core CPU, dual core GPU, 2 cameras, 512MB RAM, and thinner overall design. Sounds like just enough to make me upgrade but not quite enough to make me giddy... typical
      couldnt have said it better my self
    1. iPhoneThereforeIAm's Avatar
      iPhoneThereforeIAm -
      They should really be calling it the iPad-S, because it's a minor upgrade rather than an evolution.
    1. dabisnit's Avatar
      dabisnit -
      Quote Originally Posted by iPhoneThereforeIAm View Post
      They should really be calling it the iPad-S, because it's a minor upgrade rather than an evolution.
      Kinda what I was saying. The iPhone4 had so many different changes with multitasking, background, and folders. If it's only the cameras that are "revolutionary" that's coming then it's not really a big new thing besides a manly computer
    1. iPhoneThereforeIAm's Avatar
      iPhoneThereforeIAm -
      Quote Originally Posted by dabisnit View Post
      Kinda what I was saying. The iPhone4 had so many different changes with multitasking, background, and folders. If it's only the cameras that are "revolutionary" that's coming then it's not really a big new thing besides a manly computer
      Manly ?
      Hmm.

      Not so sure about that.
      I've always thought of it as being a bit on the ghey side (despite actually owning one myself).

      It's not that I'm ashamed to be seen using one - but the whole fingering of the screen is a bit suspect IYAM.
    1. athleticswimmer's Avatar
      athleticswimmer -
      Quote Originally Posted by powa View Post
      No retina display? RIM play book here i come! or Xoom!
      whoa! now lets not get too carried away