It seems that Apple’s choice for its iPad 3 display technology has narrowed down, according to recent rumors. Having to choose between two solutions, either a two chips, single LED backlight or two completely separate LED lights, the company may have chosen the latter solution, says Digitimes. It is supposed that backlight designers have solved the heat and battery life problems generated by a second light bar positioned inside.
The display requires extra backlighting because the device is supposed to carry a 2,048×1,536 screen. It would have four times the current model’s density and therefore the tablet would need a significantly stronger backlight in order to preserve and even improve the brightness with considerably smaller windows the light would use to pass through.
Based on past claims, early production of these displays could start this very month, while production of the tablets would start in December. The launch of the tablet would be possible to happen in early 2012, according to Apple’s roadmap. It would however arrive in early spring, based on the new historical pattern of the company.
Apple is not the only company to face such a challenge. Samsung has a 2,560×1,600 display due in early 2012 as well, which would equip its future Galaxy Tab and is expected to face steeper challenges thanks to its higher resolution.