“This past Monday we learned that Apple is likely to modify LED back-light solutions for next-generation iPads,” Purcher reports. “Today’s patent may provide us with a more in-depth peek into where these modifications may be going. Some think that the iPad launching in Q1 2012 is really just a stepping stone to the iPad 3 that’s destined for a Q4 2012 release. Something like what the iPhone 4S is to the iPhone 5.”
Purcher reports, “In today’s patent, Apple discusses the use of one or two OLED backlighting units in a future iPad. Down the road, other devices adopting multiple OLED backlights may include such devices as the Cinema Display, MacBook Air and – if we hold our breath long enough, maybe an HDTV. For now however, the focus is definitely on a future version of the iPad.”
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Apple invents more efficient OLED hybrid display – November 3, 2011