If ipad mini uses Sharp IGZO will be retina??

Discussion in 'iPad' started by metsjetsfan, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. metsjetsfan, Oct 17, 2012
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    metsjetsfan macrumors 65816

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  2. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    IGZO solves the issue of require a huge power hungry backlight, but you still need the GPU horsepower to drive the pixels.

    That means using either the A5X from the iPad 3, which is huge and power hungry, or using yet another variant of the A6 to get the same GPU performance as the A5X.

    Going with a retina display and a quad-gpu version of the A6 will probably add quite a bit to the component cost relative to the profit margin. I don't think it will happen this year.

    I think they're much more likely to want to use the new 32nm version of the A5 that's been ramping up production over the last 6 months. That means a 1024x768 display is most likely.

    It could theoretically still be a 1024x768 IGZO display, since that would still help with battery life.
     
  3. metsjetsfan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    too bad was hoping for that. your explanation makes sense, just wonder if that hunking 11500 mah batter on the 3 was mostly for the display or the GPU.
     

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