Apple contemplating iPad 3 Retina backlight solutions

Apple contemplating iPad 3 Retina backlight solutionsNow that the iPhone 4S is well and truly here and the dust has settled, it’s time for the iPad 3 rumours to go into overdrive. That means you, Digitimes. We won't be happy with anything less than one new story per day.

Recently we’ve been hearing that the iPad 3 will rock a Retina display (ok, so maybe not technically Retina, but still with a pretty freakin’ high resolution), and now our favourite eastern source is talking backlight solutions.

The gist of it is that the single LED backlight in the iPad 2 isn’t powerful enough to illuminate the proposed Retina beauty.

Digitimes writes: “With the next-generation iPads expected to adopt LCD panels with resolutions higher than 2048 by 1536, the current single LED light bar designed for the iPad 2 has to be modified in order to maintain or strengthen the brightness of the panels, the sources explained.”

One solution is a single LED bar with two chips, while the other possibility would see two LED light bars – one on the left and t’other on the right. The latter is reportedly more attractive in terms of heat dissipation and battery consumption.

Last week, Digitimes told us to expect an iPad 2S in March, with a balls-out, mind-blowing iPad 3 in Q3 2012. I’d throw back a teaspoon of salt, but I just ate 10 slices of salami straight from the packet.

via: 9to5mac

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