Thinner iPad 3 Coming with Low-Power Retina Display?

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    Rumors of a high-resolution 2048x1536 display for the iPad 3 have been circulating for some time now, but the new display's effect on the device's form factor is still up for some debate.

    A claim from earlier this month regarding Apple requiring two light bars in order to manage the much higher resolution of the iPad 3 was followed just last week with a report that the device will be 0.7 mm thicker than the iPad 2 in order to accommodate that dual light bar design.

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    More claims of a 2048x1536 display for the iPad surfaced earlier this week, with that analyst's source indicating that Apple will continue to use in-plane switching (IPS) technology for the new display.

    But a new report from Jeffries analyst Peter Misek and shared by Forbes claims that Apple will not be using IPS on the iPad 3, and has in fact invested $500 million to $1 billion in new equipment to allow Sharp to produce the required displays using technology permitting a thinner and lower-power design.
    Misek noted in a separate report issued earlier today that Apple and Sharp are also working together on displays for an Apple television set, with a retooled Sharp manufacturing line preparing to begin mass production of those obviously much larger displays in February.

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  2. divinox macrumors 68000

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    Just hope they don't cheat on the viewing angles.
     
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    This does seem more like Apple's style. I don't think they would settle for "thicker".
     
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  5. dashiel macrumors 6502a

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    That’s what the article is refuting, earlier claims of a thicker iPad3
     
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    so LGD, Samsung, now Sharp.

    I bet iPad 3 will be using a Pana plasma and will be only 2 inches thick.

    Watch out, I'm an analyst, you read it here first.
     
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    Apple works forward, not backwards. It's either same thickness or thinner.
     
  8. ufwa macrumors regular

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    assuming they don't change screen sizes, 2048x1536 will only get them 264 dpi.

    it would have to be 2560 x 1920 to be 330 dpi
     
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    So the iPad 3 will have a second tier panel made by Sharp?
     
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    The iPhone 3G and 3GS were both thicker than the original iPhone.
     
  13. divinox macrumors 68000

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    As long as its not TN...
     
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    Oh good, I was wondering when I was going to see another picture of Fry!
     
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    Exactly. Just because something may become a bit thicker, does not necessarily mean it became worse.

    I look forward to what they come up with this time around. A milimeter here or there, not a big deal.
     
  17. racer1441 macrumors 68000

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    Please not thinner. I can barely hold on to the damn thing as it is.
     
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    I'd rather they didn't make it thinner, rather kept it the same size and (if possible) increased the battery size to improve battery life.
     
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    You gotta think Sharp will be tied down fulfilling Apple's orders.

    Brilliant way to suck the bone marrow from Sharp without buying a single share.
     
  20. scottgroovez macrumors regular

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    iPad with retina display is the iPad I have been waiting for :cool:
     
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    Not to Steve though. Even if it was thicker I bet Steve was a huge pain in the neck because of this.
     
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    Eh? Why so negative?

    I imagine Sharp would be quite happy with the business.
     
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    Thanks for the quick calc, I saw the 330ppi and knew the 2x/2x resolution came up to ~264ppi.

    I'd suspect they stick with the doubling and the 330ppi is maybe just a maximum design target ... though that's exciting about the possible use in a notebook!
     
  24. PeterQVenkman macrumors 68020

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    If they can maintain those viewing angles, this sounds awesome. Leave it to Apple to fund some crazy awesome new LCD panel.

    Retina display... drool worthy...
     
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    Great news in regards to the ongoing Sammy battle Hope Apple sticks it to them good!

    cheers
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