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12-08-2010, 12:50 PM #1
Report: LCD, Not AMOLED Display for iPad 2
On Wednesday morning, DigiTimes reported that Apple is now believed to have already decided on another key component supplier for the iPad 2. The Taiwanese industry publication dishes that Coretronic will supply backlight units to Chimei Innolux and LG Display. Chimei Innolux and LG will then make the LCD displays for the iPad 2.
“Coretronic has reportedly entered the supply chain for the second generation iPad, and will supply BLUs to Chimei Innolux (CMI) and LG Display. It is understood that Coretronic is the only BLU supplier of CMI for iPad 2, while LG Display is getting iPad 2 BLUs from Coretronic and Radiant Opto-Electronics”
Despite inconsistencies in reports regarding what components and features will define the iPad 2, the consensus among suppliers and market analysts is that the second generation iPad will be on the market by the conclusion of 2011's first quarter. Suppliers, on the other hand, will naturally start shipments much sooner.
12-08-2010, 01:00 PM #2
AMOLED is still relatively expensive so if Apple is planning on keeping the cost down AND increasing screen quality then LCD is the best option.
12-08-2010, 01:09 PM #3
As long as the resolution goes up to be on par with the iPhone 4 I'll be happy! I don't video chat on my iPhone so I don't think I would on an iPad. I never ever ever run below 50MB RAM even with a dozen mobile substrate apps installed so more RAM wouldn't entice me to upgrade. A USB port...? My 30pin connector does the job just fine. Ok so thinking "out loud"... unless the case design is super sexy and the screen res changes drastically.. or they come up with some MUST HAVE feature I don't see myself upgrading until iPad 3 which would be a first for me.
12-08-2010, 01:09 PM #4
12-08-2010, 01:34 PM #5
Aren't LCDs really expensive? I thought it would bump up the price of the iPad drasticallyName? whereswaldo
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12-08-2010, 01:37 PM #6
All Apple iDevices use LCD screens. Up until this year all high end TVs were LCD as well as all computer monitors. LED technology is new and expensive.
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12-08-2010, 01:43 PM #7
12-08-2010, 02:30 PM #8
Not sure it the display will change, but if they bump the other specs up I'm in.
12-08-2010, 02:46 PM #9Thought so...
Correct me if i'm wrong but I recall Steve Jobs saying something like " The retina display/resolution was only capable on a LCD screen" during his iphone 4 release
12-08-2010, 02:53 PM #10
A healthy bump in CPU speed would be welcome as well, to stay competitive with other tablets coming into the market that hum along at 1GHz, but I'd really like for Apple to unlock the FM capabilities these devices have and unlock the bluetooth profiles for iPad and iPod Touch so that I can have private conversations with people over Facetime (or in other applications.. I'm looking at you, Groundwire).
Also, you should turn on the SBSettings tweak that shows free memory next to the clock to really get an idea of memory usage.
12-08-2010, 07:14 PM #11
If they adopt OLED, it'll show up in the iPhone first IMO."Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."
- Steve Jobs
12-08-2010, 07:22 PM #12
I do think the device needs a boost in memory as I too find my iPad very low on ram on a rather regular basis.
A USB port would be nice, but not required (and very unlikely). I'll take a higher res screen, more memory, 128gb storage (though I think they could easily fit 256 in it), and the typical battery upgrade.
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12-08-2010, 07:54 PM #13
12-08-2010, 09:49 PM #14
The best move Apple could make would be to switch to AMOLED, which would improve battery life without them investing in any new battery enhancements and would allow for tablet readability in sunlight settings. There's also really no reason Apple couldn't just push its hand down the throats of AMOLED manufacturers and get an even greater price discount off of ordering in mega bulk for its devices. People keep saying, "the technology is too expensive! Apple can't put in AMOLED because it would cost too much!" People don't seem to understand that major corporations like Apple, Microsoft, don't pay street-value for parts, especially not from China.
It's probably just being held off until iPad 4. You know Apple.
12-08-2010, 10:01 PM #15
12-08-2010, 11:03 PM #16
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12-09-2010, 12:10 AM #17
^ Oh, ok, that makes sense.
12-09-2010, 01:57 AM #18
12-09-2010, 04:46 AM #19
Not to mention I've yet to see any AMOLED screen, that has better resolution than the 4g!
12-09-2010, 06:44 AM #20
Any form of LED screen would be nice.
iPad 2 hopefully has a higher res screen and more RAM.
AMOLED screens are soo nice. I feel iPhone 5 will have an AMOLED screen.
An LED backlit LCD screen should be on the iPad 2.
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