Apple to Release Updated iPad for the Holidays?

Apple to Release Updated iPad for the Holidays?

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Apple is reportedly working on a holiday update to the new iPad which will feature just one backlight module and a IGZO display, according to DigiTimes. The current model has LED backlight modules.

The extra LED is reportedly adding to overheating and that using one LED will help solve overheating issues since more backlights along with more power to heat those backlights is causing overheating. Sources noted that the one LED backlight module, however, will not affect luminosity and clarity of Apple's Retina Display.

The site is also saying the battery will be improved allowing for a slight reduction in thickness.

Finally, the updated iPad is said to feature a IGZO display panel.

The upgraded iPad is also said to feature indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO) panel technology to allow the device to feature an even thinner design and longer battery life, reported the Chinese-language Apple Daily, citing sources from market watchers. The Apple Daily also said that panel supply will be shifted from Samsung to Sharp.

The new model is expected around the holiday season.

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Apple to Release Updated iPad for the Holidays?
John - July 10, 2012 at 12:42am
Yeah, this is all bullshit! Upgraded iPad from the New iPad? And next year will be the New Upgraded iPad and then the Upgraded of the New Upgraded iPad???
madcow - July 6, 2012 at 5:07pm
This won't happen. Every year 'analysts' say there will be another ipad for the holidays and it never happens. Why? Because apple updates once a year knowing it's product will remain hot throughout the one year cycle. Did they need a new ipad before last christmas? No, the ipad 2 sold a lot of units as will the ipad 3 (new ipad).
JoeThePlumber - July 6, 2012 at 4:36pm
I call bullshit on this. Apple will not piss off all the current iPad 3 owners by releasing a newer ( better) model this fast.
J. - July 6, 2012 at 3:05pm
Yes. Release the beast! ;)
NoGoodNick - July 6, 2012 at 3:04pm
Yep, I knew this was coming. As soon as Jobs died, all the 'business school' types are rushing to introduce multiple products and multiple updates per year. They dislike that the Apple products only update once a year, allowing competitors to catch up and get a jump on Apple products. Thus they're introducing 7" products, and interyear updates. Jobs would never have stood for it, and I expect to see Apple become a less reliable product as a result.
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