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Apple To Use IGZO Display For Full-HD iPad Screen – Report

By Solon Harmony Dolor / Dec 30, 2011 / Apple 23

Apple will be using a new type of display technology to bring the iPad screen to full-HD resolution, a new report suggests.

Citing unnamed “sources in Apple’s supply chain,” DigiTimes says that Apple will be soon using IGZO displays (indium gallium zinc oxide) for new products including a next-generation iPad.

The site writes: “Apple is expected to push forward the adoption of IGZO (indium gallium zinc oxide) flat panels, instead of IPS (in-plane switching) panels used currently, for its next-generation mobile display products”.

Furthermore, Apple is said to start using IGZO panels with new iPad tablets.

Apple will be using IGZO displays from Sharp for full-HD next-generation iPad display. Image: Andreas Blixt / Flickr (CC)

The new IGZO panels to be used in the next-generation iPad will be sourced from Sharp, the report says, “to upgrade the display resolution of the new tablets to full HD level”.

Apple also sources displays for the iPad and iPhone from Samsung and LG Display.

According to DigiTimes, “Sharp has switched some of its capacity for large-size panels to the production of small-size panels for smartphones and tablet PCs, said the sources.”

The next-generation iPad is expected to be launched during the first quarter of next year.