If you a big fan of the Apple iPad, you would be following the gadget’s rumors very closely. Yesterday, we had a new rumor which said that the Cupertino tech giant will be using a new display backlighting system on the iPad to make the whole tablet much thinner and lighter than it already is, and we are talking about the larger 9.7 inch regular iPad. NPD Display Search has apparently told CNET that the Cupertino based iPad maker will be employing a more efficient LED array in the fifth generation iPad. Also, the company will be bringing a change to the film-based touch sensor technology.
“It’s likely that part of the thinner/lighter design will be reducing the size of the LED backlight, partly by making the display more efficient and partly by using more efficient LEDs,” said analyst Paul Semenza.
We had a leaked image of the next generation iPad cover glass, which had much thinner, or narrower bezels and dimensions which were not the same as that of the current iPad. This is one more reason to believe that the design of the new 9.7 inch iPad may be borrowed from the smaller 7 inch iPad. This is still a rumor, and we do not know for sure if the leaked image was really of an iPad cover glass.
Also, the company is expected to change the display on the iPad. The company has been rumored to be thinking of using the IGZO display, which is more efficient than the one being used on the iPad now. There have been rumors in the past that the IGZO display based iPhones and iPads will be out in the market soon, but there is no word on that right now.
The next generation iPad is expected to be released later this year. Some people claim that it will see the light of the day in the month of October. Some say it will be made public this month only. Well, we have to see what Apple does.
Source: Apple Insider