Improved LED Backlight Could Make iPad 5 Thinner, Lighter

Posted April 12, 2013 at 2:15pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 5961 views

Apple may be planning to make the iPad 5 thinner and lighter by using an improved LED backlight, according to NPD DisplaySeach via CNET.

"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 Paul Semenza, an analyst at NPD DisplaySearch. "The other significant change that we feel is likely is a shift to a film-based touch sensor."

Apple has been long rumored to be considering a different display technology; however, it's unclear if or when that might materialize.

"It is not yet clear if there will be a big change to the display -- such as using IGZO," said Semenza.

Just yesterday an alleged photo of iPad 5 bezel with thinner sides was leaked online. It's said that volume production of the next generation 9.7-inch iPad will begin in July/August.

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dane - April 14, 2013 at 4:41am
soon enough, you would have to worry about the iphone being blown away if the wind too strong
SomeoneBefore - April 12, 2013 at 9:55pm
did i just read this before? same as ipad 3, and 4? i might be agree if you made the ipad weight like nothing or like a feather.. then is something you achieve highly! or how about make ipad 10inches not 9.7inch and retina, and highest core and gpu, or like something new. holograph or whatsoever...
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