Since Apple launched their new Apple iPad Air iOS tablet at the beginning of this month developers and engineers around the world have been able to dissect the technology and software which is being released and this latest tablet creation by Apple. That provides users with a 25 percent reduction in both weight and volume when compared to the last generation of Apple iPad tablets.
Earlier this week iFixit was able to carry out a teardown of the new Apple iPad Air tablet to review its inner workings of the world and now Ray Soneira of DisplayMate Technologies has confirmed that Apple has changed the technology used in their iPad Air display.
Apple now uses indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO) semiconductor materials and has moved away from amorphous silicon (a-Si) compounds used in previous Apple iPads tablets. The new Apple iPad Air now also uses only 36 LEDs to back light its display a reduce from the 84 used in previous generations. Enabling Apple to reduce the batch resize and the overall volume of the tablet yet keep its useful life still at 10 hours. Soneira explains more about the new technologies used in the Apple iPad Air:
“Compared to the 4th generation, the screen Reflectance decreased by 23 percent, the Peak Brightness increased by 7 percent, and the Contrast Rating for High Ambient Light increased by 32 percent – all good. Absolute Color Accuracy and Image Contrast fidelity are very good (but somewhat below the Kindle Fire) and are discussed in detail below.
The emphasis for the iPad Air is in reduced size, thickness, and weight. The most important under the hood display improvement is the switch from a-Si amorphous Silicon LCDs up to a much higher performance IGZO LCD backplane, which was discussed in our iPad 3 Display Shoot-Out article last year. The switch to IGZO produces an impressive 57 percent improvement in display power efficiency from previous Retina Display iPads – so the iPad Air doesn’t get uncomfortably warm like the earlier iPads.”
If you already have a new Apple iPad Air, what do you think of theNew Apple iPad Air screen? Have you noticed any differences in screen and display quality when compared to older generations?
Source: Mac Rumours
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