With the recent leaks and rumors of a totally redesigned iPad, it’s no doubt that the 5th generation iPad will be modeled after the current iPad mini. However, it seems that Apple is taking a LOT of ideas from the iPad mini, and are working to incorporate it on a larger scale with the 9.7-inch screen real-estate that the iPad has.
Apple is working on incorporating the same “GF Ditto”, or GF2, touchscreen technology that the iPad mini uses, which makes battery life and performance on the device much more efficient. Digitimes has the scoop:
Apple’s next generation 9.7-inch iPad will reportedly use the same G/F2 (DITO) thin-film type touch screen structure as the company’s iPad mini.
Apple’s current 9.7-inch iPad models use a G/G touch screen structure. The sources said Apple’s move to use DITO technology shows the company is looking to bump up its competition in the tablet segment and that it has more adequate supply to the technology compared to one-glass-solution (OGS) technology.
The report also notes that LG and Sharp will be manufacturing the displays, as usual, and Nitto in Japan will be manufacturing the thin-film tech for mass-production.
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