We’ve seen quite a bit of discussion in the last few days about screen technologies and IPS vs Retina Displays. In October of this year, Hitachi is anticipating the roll out of their new 4.5-inch IPS LCD display which is said to have a number of advantages over the current iPad display screen.
Not to be outdone, Apple is looking to update the screen technology of their new iPad 2 tablets that are on the way. The Korea Herald is reporting that the next generation iPad will be deployed with Samsung’s Super PLS technology, replacing the IPS technology that is found not just on the iPad, but also on the iPhone 4.
There are many advantages of PLS over IPS including better viewing angles because a PLS screen will adjust the positioning of individual pixels so that they appear brighter with improved contract when viewed from an angle.
There are other advantages to the Samsung Super PLS display screens and these include the fact that they are at least 15% cheaper to manufacture over the current IPS screens and they are also at a minimum, 10% brighter. So the iPad 2 will have a better quality screen, but as indicated in past reports, the resolution will remain the same 1024×768 as what is found on the current model.
If everything remains on schedule, we can expect the iPad 2 announcements within this quarter.
Via: 9 to 5 Mac