“We’ve been hearing for years now about Apple’s never-quite-realized intentions to ship devices featuring Sharp IGZO displays. Now a new report says they’re coming to the 2014 MacBook line,” John Brownlee reports for Cult of Mac.
“According to new Korean reports, Sharp is looking to supply both MacBook and iPad-sized IGZO panels to Apple, with LG Display joining the supply chain to help out, with the company upgrading its existing AMOLED and LCD lines to be compatible with IGZO manufacturing,” Brownlee reports. “If this rumor pans out, it’s great news. Imagine Haswell Retina MacBook Pros with IGZO displays. That’s not just 12 hour battery life: if Haswell MacBook Pros can do to the 2014 models’ battery life what it did to 2013’s MacBook Airs, and if IGZO can cut the Retina display power draw in half, that’s potentially 24 hours of battery life.”
Read more in the full article here.
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]