iPad 2 touch display arrives at repair shop (with photo)

“So we got our hands on an iPad 2 LCD. Great news! It’s a bit thinner, slimmer,” iFixYouri.com reports. “As repair nuts, this makes us drool a little bit when we see something like this get added to our iPad 2 repair service. It appears that the LCD will be the same resolution as iPad 1. Glossy screen, seems to be a check as well.”

“Crowds chant, rant, and rave about the almighty retina, but it’s not likely, not in this go around,” iFixYouri.com reports. “The cable connector is slightly different. This makes us think that they’re going the similar route that they did with the iPhone 3G to the 3Gs, where the LCD’s were pretty much the same, but the connectors were different.”

iFixYouri.com reports, “With the new Verizon iPhone right around the corner, and the iPad 2 idling sitting in the background for a definite date, which is projected to be around April 2nd-ish.”

Full article here.

[Attribution: Electronista. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Jax44” for the heads up.]


  1. I would be surprised if Apple waits until April to release the second iPad and if the screen doesn’t have some sort of anti-glare film on it.

    Oh, crap. I did it. Here comes the anti-glossy crowd all over again.

    Thread officially gone to shit. Sorry folks.

  2. @silverhawk,
    Although they don’t say it in the article, most likely (if this is real) they got it from one of Apple’s LCD suppliers so that they can get a jump on how to fix one.

  3. There is a bit of a difference in the way people use iPhones vs. iPads. Since the display is fairly small on the iPhone, many users (with good vision, or with myopia) tend to look at it from a close range, and Retina display works great that way. Meanwhile, iPad is a device you hold much like a book, or a newspaper, almost at an arm’s length. Rarely do you pull book up to your face. Extra pixels on that iPad display wouldn’t significantly improve the perception of clarity on the device. Obviously, these are rather broad generalisations, but nonetheless, trends are likely very clear.

    One other thing; I’m pretty sure that if we look at demographic profiles of iPhone users vs. iPad users, we’d notice that iPhone crowd is probably at least 10 years younger than the iPad crowd. As we grow older, our ciliary muscles become weaker and it becomes more difficult to focus the eye lens on objects at close range. Extra pixels on an iPad screen won’t really help much if our eyes can’t focus that close.

  4. I find this hard to believe especially coming from this guy here in the West palm Beach (IFixYouri.com)area who has this little repair service. He unlocked and had jail broken two of our 3G’s and after a month I had problems with my phone which he charged me another $35.00 to revert back because he couldn’t figure out the configuration. He is such a self promoter and a big Windows user as well and I truly don’t believe he got a hold of the “real thing.”

  5. If I’ve learned anything from Apple, it’s that they are real engineers who work around the limits of technology in the most efficient ways. An iPad with a retina display would require more pixels than a 1080p HDTV, all of which would have to be driven by the graphics chip and thus burning up battery time. Apple engineers don’t sacrifice the entire experience of the product just so give a woody to the marketing guys. It’s for this reason that there won’t be a Retina Display in the iPad 2.

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