Further corroborating claims that we’ve heard in the past, Korean website Electronic Times reports that Apple will adopt IGZO displays in its next-generation iPads and MacBooks to reduce the power consumption of its mobile devices. Apple is reportedly in discussions with LCD panel manufacturers Sharp and LG to supply the displays.
IGZO is a semiconductor material that has a forty times higher higher electron mobility than amorphous silicon, allowing for screens with higher resolutions, faster reaction times and less energy consumption. Moreover, the technology allows for displays that are thinner than the current screens used on Apple products.
It was first reported by Taiwanese supply chain source DigiTimes in December that Apple would be using IGZO displays in its latest iOS devices, while a second report by The TechBlock surfaced in May that claimed MacBooks would also receive the upgrade.
The website calls for the next-generation MacBook to be released in the first half of next year, while multiple sources have speculated that Apple will release a fifth-generation iPad this fall ahead of the holiday shopping season. Will you consider purchasing one of these devices?