After bringing you fresh rumors on the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 this week, we feel it’s only fair we tell you about the latest details regarding the iPad 3. It has been reported that a member of Apple’s senior exec team has visited Korea to discuss a potential deal involving OLED display screens on the iPad 3.
Just for your reference, the original iPad and the iPad 2 used an IPS LCD display as the screen of choice, but according to an article published by the Korean Herald, Apple are apparently having talks with Samsung to equip the iPad 3 with OLED screens for greater capacity, as reported from Apple Insider.
What are the advantages of having an OLED screen on the next iPad though as opposed to the IPS LCD display that they currently use? Well, an OLED screen will offer greater brightness, and reduced battery consumption – two key factors that consumers would love to see on the iPad 3.
In terms of release, you’ll also be pleased to know that the Korean Herald mentions that the iPad 3 is still on course for a release at the end of this year, so that adds another piece to the puzzle that it could be out alongside the iPhone 5.
On a side note, a deal between Samsung and Apple could mean trouble for LG, as the company currently supplies LCD screens for the iPad 2, so we’re sure they would have read the news with great interest.
What are your thoughts on this? Would you welcome OLED screen technology on the iPad 3?