All iPads Since the iPad 5 moving past Retina, maybe the mini will also get the IGZO display

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Powrie, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2012
    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. :eek:
  2. macrumors 65816

    Jan 12, 2011
    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.
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2012

    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
  4. macrumors 65816

    Jan 12, 2011
    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.
  5. macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2008
    How can the size of the screen and resolution be the same but the PPI go up?
  6. macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2010
    IGZO technology is independent of resolution, screen size, and PPI. You can have a low PPI IGZO screen or a high PPI IGZO screen.
  7. macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Retina means a high ppi. It does not mean a particular screen technology. The IPad 5 will have a retina IGZO display.
  8. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2012

    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.
  9. macrumors 601

    May 21, 2009
    Why doesn't apple just buy sharp

    You got igzo , tvs and what ever else sharp makes


    So the next iPad 5 will be called

    The new ipad igzo
  10. macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    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.
  11. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 5, 2010
    One Infinite Loop, Cupertino CA
    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.
  12. macrumors 6502a

    A Hebrew

    Jan 7, 2012

    T statements about higher PPI but lower resolution are ridiculous.
  13. macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2008
    Where do more pixels come from if the resolution doesn't change?
  14. macrumors 65816

    Jan 12, 2011
    Agreed. I don't think you know what PPI is in relation to resolution/screen size.
  15. macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2011
  16. macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2012
    You're not being serious, I hope. lol
  17. MRU
    macrumors demi-god


    Aug 23, 2005
    Sadly, he clearly was....

Share This Page