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Old Jan 12, 2013, 03:28 PM   #1
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Since the iPad 5 moving past Retina, maybe the mini will also get the IGZO display

Recent reports are that the iPad 5 will not come with a Retina Display but that it will sport Sharp's new IGZO display.

Its said to be thinner, lighter and has higher pixel density than Retina.


So, maybe the iPad mini 2 wont ever have a Retina. Maybe they will go directly to the IGZO display for the mini bypassing Retina totally.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 03:58 PM   #2
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Recent reports are that the iPad 5 will not come with a Retina Display but that it will sport Sharp's new IGZO display.

Its said to be thinner, lighter and has higher pixel density than Retina.


So, maybe the iPad mini 2 wont ever have a Retina. Maybe they will go directly to the IGZO display for the mini bypassing Retina totally.
It having an IGZO display wouldn't affect the resolution as the IGZO display is simply a type of display panel and the advantages over typical display panels are power savings.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 04:04 PM   #3
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It having an IGZO display wouldn't affect the resolution as the IGZO display is simply a type of display panel and the advantages over typical display panels are power savings.

Actually the IGZO has many advantages over the Retina.

Its Thinner, Lighter, uses less power, less cpu to drive it and it has a Higher Pixel Density.

Sure the Resolution will be the same size, but it will have more PPI

Pixels Per Inch
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 04:09 PM   #4
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Actually the IGZO has many advantages over the Retina.

Its Thinner, Lighter, uses less power, less cpu to drive it and it has a Higher Pixel Density.

Sure the Resolution will be the same size, but it will have more PPI

Pixels Per Inch
That's what I'm saying. Power savings. It uses far less power than current displays, but it all depends on the size of the display. If the iPad 5 has the same 2048x1536 display as the iPad 4 in the same 9.7" size, the PPI will be the same regardless of the fact that the iPad 5 might have an IGZO display.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 07:16 PM   #5
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Actually the IGZO has many advantages over the Retina.

Its Thinner, Lighter, uses less power, less cpu to drive it and it has a Higher Pixel Density.

Sure the Resolution will be the same size, but it will have more PPI

Pixels Per Inch
How can the size of the screen and resolution be the same but the PPI go up?
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 07:50 PM   #6
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IGZO technology is independent of resolution, screen size, and PPI. You can have a low PPI IGZO screen or a high PPI IGZO screen.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 07:58 PM   #7
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Recent reports are that the iPad 5 will not come with a Retina Display but that it will sport Sharp's new IGZO display.

Its said to be thinner, lighter and has higher pixel density than Retina.


So, maybe the iPad mini 2 wont ever have a Retina. Maybe they will go directly to the IGZO display for the mini bypassing Retina totally.
Retina means a high ppi. It does not mean a particular screen technology. The IPad 5 will have a retina IGZO display.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 10:03 PM   #8
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How can the size of the screen and resolution be the same but the PPI go up?

Newer and better technology that crams more pixels into the same screen size.

The resolution does not change but the quality gets better because their is more Pixels per square inch. That is what the PPI is rating.


The IGZO is better then Retina. Because it will have more Pixels.

Thus better display clarity.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 10:24 PM   #9
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Why doesn't apple just buy sharp

You got igzo , tvs and what ever else sharp makes

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So the next iPad 5 will be called

The new ipad igzo
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 10:25 PM   #10
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Newer and better technology that crams more pixels into the same screen size.

The resolution does not change but the quality gets better because their is more Pixels per square inch. That is what the PPI is rating.


The IGZO is better then Retina. Because it will have more Pixels.

Thus better display clarity.
Apple will not increase the total number of pixels because devs would have to program for a new resolution. That's the same reason why the retina mini will have the same resolution as the retina iPad.

And again, the IGZO screen will be considered retina as well.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 10:27 PM   #11
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Newer and better technology that crams more pixels into the same screen size.

The resolution does not change but the quality gets better because their is more Pixels per square inch. That is what the PPI is rating.


The IGZO is better then Retina. Because it will have more Pixels.

Thus better display clarity.
Jesus, man. Why are you being so stubborn about this?
PPI=Resolution/Screen Space. The only way to increase PPI is to either increase resolution or decrease screen space. That's it. If you're still having trouble, try googling what PPI is. Please.
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Jesus, man. Why are you being so stubborn about this?
PPI=Resolution/Screen Space. The only way to increase PPI is to either increase resolution or decrease screen space. That's it. If you're still having trouble, try googling what PPI is. Please.
This.

T statements about higher PPI but lower resolution are ridiculous.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 10:48 PM   #13
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Newer and better technology that crams more pixels into the same screen size.

The resolution does not change but the quality gets better because their is more Pixels per square inch. That is what the PPI is rating.


The IGZO is better then Retina. Because it will have more Pixels.

Thus better display clarity.
Where do more pixels come from if the resolution doesn't change?
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 10:56 PM   #14
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Jesus, man. Why are you being so stubborn about this?
PPI=Resolution/Screen Space. The only way to increase PPI is to either increase resolution or decrease screen space. That's it. If you're still having trouble, try googling what PPI is. Please.
Agreed. I don't think you know what PPI is in relation to resolution/screen size.
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Newer and better technology that crams more pixels into the same screen size.

The resolution does not change but the quality gets better because their is more Pixels per square inch. That is what the PPI is rating.


The IGZO is better then Retina. Because it will have more Pixels.

Thus better display clarity.
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Newer and better technology that crams more pixels into the same screen size.

The resolution does not change but the quality gets better because their is more Pixels per square inch. That is what the PPI is rating.


The IGZO is better then Retina. Because it will have more Pixels.

Thus better display clarity.
You're not being serious, I hope. lol
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You're not being serious, I hope. lol
Sadly, he clearly was....
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