iPad Does iPad have an IGZO screen?

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  1. chupachup, Aug 4, 2014
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  3. chupachup, Aug 7, 2014
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    But when you open the iPad the screen that is there isn't IGZO. The sceen in the iPad Air is the LP097QX2. That's not IGZO.

    Just look at iFixit.

    This is the iPad Air's screen here

    http://www.panelook.com/LP097QX2-SPAV_LG Display_9.7_LCM_overview_21631.html

    Display mate just SAID it was IGZO, but they offered no proof that it is. However when ifixit actually opened it, we found the next update to the iPad 4 screen.

    LP097QX1 screen iPad 4
    LP097QX2 screen iPad Air.

    Both a-si TFT-LCD screens.
     
  4. cynics macrumors G4

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    I read a lot of claims that it was IGZO but all of them lacked any evidence of such. The more I look into it the more that points me to it not being IGZO like mentioned above.

    Just goes to show you how easily impressed people are. "Wow look at this IGZO display!", "Oh its not an IGZO display?". Lol
     
  5. Charliebird macrumors 6502a

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    Wait it's not a IGZO? I see a class action lawsuit in Apple's future. :D
     
  6. chupachup thread starter macrumors 6502

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    IPads have always have good battery life. I think they should think about these technologies for the iPhones.

    They never said anything about IGZO. It was all speculation of some websites trying to explain why the Air could have the same battery life as the iPad 4 with a smaller battery.
     
  7. Charliebird, Aug 7, 2014
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    Oh, I can answer that question. The iPad Air has a similar battery life as an iPad 4 because of Apple's excellent engineering team and a small dose of Apple magic. ;)
     
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    So you have Displaymate who offered no physical proof, and iFixit who offered physical proof.

    Seems like you have your answer.
     
  9. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    It's a bit of a blur, but I remember there being rumors that Apple was considering IGZO but having issues with the yield (what else is new?) and so for that reason they abandoned the idea for the Air. Maybe next time?
     
  10. chupachup thread starter macrumors 6502

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    IPhone would benefit more.
     
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    Does it actually matter if it is or not? Isn't the important thing the colour reproduction spectrum, i.e. gamut?

    I doubt whether the change would affect battery life that much, and if Apple's display suppliers can get similar power draw using other technologies, what's the difference?
     
  12. chupachup thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It doesn't matter at all.
     

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