New info on how the iPad 5 will make the requisite "thinner and lighter" goal

New info on how the iPad 5 will make the requisite
It is pretty much a given that any new Apple device is going to carry the marketing slogan "thinner and lighter". Eventually, there will be a point where that claim won't be viable or useful, but today is not that day. And, we're getting some info on the new display technology that will be used so Apple can hit the "thinner and lighter" claims for the iPad 5.

According to a new report, the iPad 5 will most likely get thinner and lighter by using new displays that use smaller LEDs. The smaller LEDs will not only shrink the size of the display, but will be more power efficient. There have been rumors that Apple will be using the new IGZO display panels, and they would fit this description. If Apple does go with IGZO, Sharp claims they could offer 80-90% power reductions with much higher resolutions, which would make for some impressive battery life.

Still no clear idea as to when the iPad 5 will be coming. 

source: CNET

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51 Comments

3. MobileJunkieJr

Posts: 46; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

It's not just the frame that holds the diplay, it's pretty much the OS too that needs an overhaul.

6. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Yeah, but the OS doesn't define the physical dimensions.

8. MobileJunkieJr

Posts: 46; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

True... But what i'm trying to say is, you know, if Apple wants to change something, iOS is something worth looking into. For me, the iPad looks pretty good...it's simple and appealing.

34. quakan

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

46. MobileJunkieJr

Posts: 46; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Are the red thumbs i got because i said the iPad looks pretty?? You people are amazing. Like you are getting paid for clicking it down. Sigh*

52. itreday

Posts: 68; Member since: May 24, 2012

This site is filled with biased android users. That's why I barely comment or visit the site anymore. Although I have noticed recently that it's getting more unbiased comments then before.

16. AamirSIII

Posts: 187; Member since: Oct 04, 2012

well it does define the limits at least...

47. sharks

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

I would have loved to keep my Lumia but Windows OS sucks!! REALLY, there is no variety and quality apps/games like on Android/iOS. I lost money when reselling it but my next buy is definitely going to be something worthwhile, like the HTC One or iPhone 5S/6.

50. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

IPad 5, now for weaklings. XD just trollin

4. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

xperia tablet?

36. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Xperia tablet is the thinnest tablet on the market right now

7. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Where are comments 1 and 2?

10. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Moderated ?

12. MobileJunkieJr

Posts: 46; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Yes, it's been moderated. It was Akki...posting some unrelated link to a picture. I replied and hence, 1 & 2 vanished.

24. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

oh i see that men......

27. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

it's a magic dude....lol

9. PAUser

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 13, 2013

Yawn©¢¤ ios is very dead€¢° android is best very fast no lags like ipad 1000000000 apps and game£¤© very cheap android best not money like apple€°¥¢€¤°€£©

11. nerdylish

Posts: 51; Member since: Apr 13, 2013

Haha, you suck.

13. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

There are many valid critiques for iOS products but lag is not one of them...

15. feres13

Posts: 307; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Funny, because the iPad is the smoothest tablet out there, and it has more than 300000 of optimised apps, while Android tablets have verry few tablet apps, just check Tablified Market to see how poor Android's tabet apps ecosystem is . Honestly i don't care about iPhones anymore (Getting the HTC One) but the iPad is still the king of tablets, because it's more than a bigger phone without phone functionnality.

48. TheMaxColonel

Posts: 48; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Ipad is not king of tablets, Nexus 10 is.

49. feres13

Posts: 307; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Sorry but the Nexus 10 isn't what i would call a tablet, due to the lack of tablet apps on Android, when the apps will come, the Nexus 10 will beat the iPad but right now it doesn't. And there is no excuse for the Nexus 10 to lack tablet optimised apps, Android tablets have been there since january 2011 for 2 years with the XOOM and android 3.0, yet is still lacks when it comes to tablet optimisation, in 2 years with the iPad 3, there was already 200000 apps on the iPad, and now there is more than 300000 of them. If you check the Tablified market on an android tablet, witch displays only tablet optimised apps, you'll find how much the selection is lacking. Besides the Nexus 10 isn't that good in the hardware side, Only 32GB of storage for a device with such a beautiful device is a shame, and the lack of LTE is a big letdown for a device that is supposed to be mobile, also the screen is great,but there is nothing made for it, Android apps aren't designed for 10" screens to begin with, and they aren't made for 2560*1600 displays. The iPad has a big selection of Retina optimised apps.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

So what!

14. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

It can't get any smaller than it already is. Plus it still will look the same anyway with its boring ios.

21. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

iOS is an app launcher. Sure the opperating system isn't exciting but that is not how most people use their phone. Most people like to be in apps. Who sits there and looks at the home screen anyway. The os is a great example of a simple way for people to get into the content they are interested in. Plus the content in iOS is amazing.

51. GadgetsMcGoo

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

They will make the back panel more convexed and the edge sharper to fool apple people into thinking that it did get thinner like they did with the all in one desktop mac.

17. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Yes...go after 'thinner and lighter,' cause that's exactly what everyone b*tches about, right? The last time I checked, people wants features and better UI's.

18. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Yes, because the hardware side of the company should just stop working because the software side is slacking. That makes a ton of sense.

23. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

What doesn't make sense is how they maintain the same OS and UI--yet make consistent, slight hardware changes and continue to overcharge. It's why Apple fails. They need to do better than 'thinner and lighter.'

28. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Way to completely avoid what michael said and just post the same thing twice. Michael never said they don't need to update the os. Michael never said they don't make slight changes. Michael never said they don't ovecharge. Michael never said they don't need to do better. Michael simply posted how idiotic your comment was. Updating the os and making a device slimmer isn't related. BTW people like slim and light phones...

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