By Johnny Wills | Jul 08, 2012 01:20 PM EDT
The Apple blogosphere is focusing a lot on next-generation iPhone and a smaller iPad nowadays. But amidst the big waves, ripples about a refresh to third generation iPad are on a hike. Apple is expected to release a revamped version of the new iPad in October, but it will not bear a new nameplate.
Citing industrial sources, Digitimes is reporting that Apple is working to fix the problems and shortcomings of the new iPad and will release a new version without any change in the title this year. It will simply be an updated new iPad.
The new iPad has a revolutionary 2,048 X 1,536 pixels Retina display packing double number of backlights (and pixels) than iPad 2. More number of backlights apparently results in higher power consumption. As a result, the tablet gives same talk time as its predecessors despite being packed with a 70 percent larger battery. In addition, more backlights play a part in overheating issues too.
Hardware refreshment will help Apple avoiding overheating issues in the new iPad as well as lowering power hunger of the tablet.
According to an earlier report, Apple could have settled for a second grade tablet when it launched the new iPad. The original plan of Apple was to feature Sharp's IGZO (indium gallium zinc oxide) display panel in its third generation tablet. However, the new display technology was not ready at the moment. As a result, Apple just pushed the regular technology to higher pixels.
As the new tech is ready, Apple is all set to remove the shortcomings of the new iPad.
Refreshed variant will leave the third generation iPad with single LED backlight module, but it will not affect display's quality. Adding IGZO display means thinner chassis and lower power consumptions.
However, we recommend you to take Digitimes claim with a pinch of salt because it has a poor track record when predicting about Apple gadgets. However, the reports regarding refreshment to new iPad are in existence since the debut of the Apple tablet.
Not a long time ago, Chinese Web site Apple Daily also claimed that Apple will be updating the new iPad with IGZO display and thinner body this year.
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