iPad 3 to use IGZO display panel instead of IPS one, claims rumor

iPad 3 to use IGZO display panel instead of IPS one, claims rumor
Before we deliver yet another rumor related to the iPad 3 (or whatever Apple chooses to call it), we have to point out that DigiTimes is its source. That being said, the chance of the speculation being totally inaccurate is present indeed.

Still here? Okay, here it goes: according to sources related to Apple's parts suppliers, the next-gen iPad will utilize a display panel built by using IGZO (indium gallium zinc oxide) technology. Currently, Apple uses IPS (in-plain switching) displays in both the iPad and iPad 2, as well as in the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4.

It is speculated that the switch would allow for the iPad 3 to be equipped with a high-resolution display – one with a pixel density around the 330ppi mark. At the same time, it will maintain a low power consumption and will likely be thinner than its current IPS counterparts. On top of all, production costs of IGZO displays is said to be lower, which could boost Apple's profit margin figures even higher.

Producing the IGZO display panels for the next iPad iteration will be a task that Sharp will be burdened with, if the rumors are on the right track. Allegedly, the manufacturer has already shifted some of its capacity towards producing iPad-sized displays.

source: DigiTimes

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1. Firedrops

Posts: 254; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

Feels like it was just yesterday when a "Super AMOLED Plus" and Apples "Retina Display" was thought to be the be-all and end-all of HD displays...

2. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

hopefully the iPad 3 wont cost an arm and a leg on its release.. or i'd ditch it..

5. erwiin.blf90

Posts: 10; Member since: Dec 20, 2011

... and also a kidney

6. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Unconfirmed facts state that Apple now seeks to also extract blood from every individual that buys an apple product

8. shafboy

Posts: 179; Member since: Sep 26, 2010

Ah I don't know, I'm happy with my iPad 1, but I obviously am looking for a new tablet. Kindle Fire is a no without doubt for me, so iPad 3 is in mind. But I want to get a Windows 8 Tablet too so, I'll see.

3. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Technology is improving everyday while Apple technologies are patented the ideas on the paperwork only.

16. maroci64

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

Was that supposed to mean something in English?

4. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

It would be typical Apple to use tech with lower production cost and then claim a bigger profit margin. No doubt unfortunately for the drooling ifans upgrading yet again from the ipad 2 Apple will not pass this cost saving to them but will simply charge the same if not more money for this ipad because it will of course 'change everything again' with a screen apple will claim they have now invented

7. bigboy029

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 03, 2011

Do you ever have anything productive to say? besides "apple is the worst thing to happen to mankind and android is the single greatest thing ever?" You comment on every single apple article on here and just mindlessly bash all of it. grow up.

15. maroci64

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

Wow, another raging imbecile heard from. What a surprise.

11. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

No, iPad3 will probably use IPS display, IGZO is not a tipe of display it is material used in making of TFT for LCD display and IPS is orientation of liquid cristal, don't mix those two. In Iphon 4 you have IPS LCD and it's TFT is built out of LTPS, the advantage of IGZO over LTPS is lower cost of production and over a-Si whch is commonly used in making of TFT is that it is much faster and thus making images in games and movies much better and not blurred. So IGZO is not a tipe of display it is an improvement over past tech in terms of price and quality. Btw IGZO is considered one of the best materials for making HD OLED screens

13. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Small point of contention... Is IPS in-plain, or in-plane, switching?

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