“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.