Apple to drop IPS for IGZO Retina displays for next-gen iPad, sources say

“Apple is expected to push forward the adoption of IGZO (indium gallium zinc oxide) flat panels, instead of IPS (in-plane switching) panels used currently, for its next-generation mobile display products, according to sources in Apple’s supply chain,” Yenting Chen and Steve Shen report for DigiTimes.

“Starting with the new iPads, Apple will utilize IGZO panels from Sharp in order to upgrade the display resolution of the new tablets to full HD level, the sources indicated,” Chen and Shen report. “The sources [added] that Sharp will also continue to roll out its Galapagos tablet lineup in 2012 using IGZO panels.”

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MacDailyNews Take: “Galapagos,” because if you get one, you’re on one of many fragmented islands surrounded by weird experiments, malformed oddities, evolutionary dead-ends, and multiple extinctions.


  1. In my quest to find Apple suppliers of sub-components I often followed Chinese Press Releases of firms claiming to be an Apple supplier, only to find that the Press Release was intended as advertising, and not a statement about the firm’s relationship with Apple (which they did not have).

    Writing about Apple means instant eye balls, which translates to greater visibility of the author.

    It doesn’t mean that the piece has to be true, most likely it isn’t, because there is no accountability in the media.

    It’s all about increasing “circulation” and by extension advertising dollars.

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