According to a new report from Digitimes, Apple’s next-generation 9.7-inch iPad is expected to have 2,048 by 1,536 resolution and 264ppi, a slimmer bezel design and use GF2 touch screen technology, which will make it thinner and lighter.
The report states that sources familiar said that the touch panel technology will be supplied by TPK and GIS.
Apple will reportedly continue to use Retina display technology from LG Display, Samsung Display and Sharp for both its next-generation iPad and iPad mini, the report said.
“Apple is reportedly still choosing whether to use oxide TFT or LTPS backplane technology in its next-generation iPad mini,” Rebecca Kuo and Alex Wolfgram report fro Digitimes. “Sharp is looking to provide Apple with Oxide TFT technology while LG and Samsung are leaning towards LTPS, as the Korea-based companies believe using oxide TFT does not result in significantly less power consumption.”