Would really Apple’s third generation iPad be thicker than iPad 2? The rumors came from Japanese blog ‘Makotaka’ on Wednesday that the next version of iPad – to be known as iPad3 most probably – from Apple would be thicker than iPad 2 but couldn’t explain why is that so. Also, citing to Asian supplier—allegedly crafting the Apple’s iPad design – blog has reported that iPad would have the same screen size as iPad 2 and would support the magnetic Smart Cover.
The prototype of iPad hardware back cover is claimed to be available on the global commerce site Alibaba for sale but, surprisingly, it doesn’t have any Apple’s logo as shown on website. Compatibility for the retina display in its third generation tablets might be one of the reasons for iPad 3’s thickness. A number of rumors say that the company is going to increase its screen resolution in iPad 3 model which is anticipated to come in 2012. However, the company has released its retina display with the iPhone 4 in the beginning of the year 2010. In that version of iPhone, users are unable to find out the retina display due to small individual pixels which couldn’t be distinguish by the human eyes.
The retina display concept was not succeeded in iPhone 4; hence the company adopted a new display technology called IGZO—or Indium, Gallium, Zinc. The technology allows the company to offer high-definition display without using IPS technology which is presently possessed by iPad 2 and iPhones.
According to Macrumors, “Also, we believe that Apple and Sharp together have a modified IGZO (indium, gallium, zinc) technology to achieve 330 dpi, which is sufficient for an HD display while not using IPS nor having to include dual-bar LED backlighting. In our view, this should lead to several design advantages, namely the device can be thinner, battery life should be longer, and the overall experience for users should be meaningfully improved”.
But the explanation seems different because from the present rumors it’s quite clear that the next Apple’s iPad to be thicker.
Whereas, other report from digitimes claimed that the company might adopt a Dual-LED light bar system for its retinas display of iPad 3. The next generation of iPad is expected to adopt LCD panel with resolution higher than 2048 X 1536 unlike current iPad which has only 1024 X 768 pixels resolution. Hence, it requires significant modification to maintain the strength and the bright of the panels.
One more confusion about Apple’s iPad 3 is about the assigned task to its suppliers to develop two Tablet projects— J1 and J2- with different size, specification and technologies from iPad 2.