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Apple may implement dual-LED light bar in next-gen iPad

Updated 4 years ago
Published Nov 8th, 2011 12:00AM EST

Apple is reportedly deciding between two different backlight solutions for the next-generation iPad, DigiTimes said recently. The company is expected to launch a 2048 x 1536-pixel display on the iPad 3, which will require a new backlight solution to maintain the current brightness offered on the iPad 2. As such, the company will need to choose between implementing a single LED light bar solution or using two LED light bars, with one on each side of the display. Sources have indicated to DigiTimes that Apple is leaning towards using a dual-LED light bar design now that manufacturers have created models that don’t consume as much battery life and are more efficient with heat dissipation. The latest reports have suggested that Apple will release a new iPad in March of 2012 with slight upgrades over the current iPad 2 model. A brand new iPad 3 with a 2048 x 1536-pixel Retina Display may not launch until the third quarter of 2012.