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Apple looking at LED backlight display for iPad 3 release

There has been a lot of talk about the next iPad recently with recent rumors suggesting an upgraded device early next year called the iPad 2S. There will also be an all new device as well which will be known as the iPad 3. Reports previously have claimed the new devices display is also causing some manufacturing concerns for Apple’s various component suppliers. Now we have reports that Apple are looking at a LED backlight display for the iPad 3 release.

An article on Electronista is claiming that Apple is looking at either a single LED backlight with two chips, or what seems more likely a device with two separate LED light bars. The claims originally reported by Digitimes also claims that battery life and heat problems caused by having two separate LED light sources, have been solved by engineers

It is thought the design of the new display needs the extra backlighting as the iPad 3 is believed to have a 2048 x 1536 unit. Having this amount of pixel density means a stronger light is needed to keep the brightness at an acceptable level.

There are more claims that production could begin this month ramping up to full pelt by December. The iPad 3 could then launch in the first part of 2012 by the spring at the latest. Many feel the next big upgrade with the iPad Apple will be looking for the wow factor with a device that will also be thinner than the current model.

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Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems


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