• Report: LCD, Not AMOLED Display for iPad 2

    On Wednesday morning, DigiTimes reported that Apple is now believed to have already decided on another key component supplier for the iPad 2. The Taiwanese industry publication dishes that Coretronic will supply backlight units to Chimei Innolux and LG Display. Chimei Innolux and LG will then make the LCD displays for the iPad 2.

    “Coretronic has reportedly entered the supply chain for the second generation iPad, and will supply BLUs to Chimei Innolux (CMI) and LG Display. It is understood that Coretronic is the only BLU supplier of CMI for iPad 2, while LG Display is getting iPad 2 BLUs from Coretronic and Radiant Opto-Electronics”
    The implication of the report is that the second-generation iPad will have an LCD, not AMOLED display (which doesn’t have a need for any form of back lighting). While many anticipated features of the iPad refresh are considered "no-brainers," like USB port and front and rear cameras, the type of screen to be used for the iPad upgrade has never been particularly clear. It now appears that folks anticipating an AMOLED display may have to wait for a third-generation iPad to get their wish.

    Despite inconsistencies in reports regarding what components and features will define the iPad 2, the consensus among suppliers and market analysts is that the second generation iPad will be on the market by the conclusion of 2011's first quarter. Suppliers, on the other hand, will naturally start shipments much sooner.

    This article was originally published in forum thread: Report: LCD, Not AMOLED Display for iPad 2 started by Michael Essany View original post
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