Taiwanese publication DigiTimes is claiming that according to industry sources, next generation full-sized iPad a.k.a the iPad 5, will use the same thin-film type touch screen structure as found in the iPad mini in order to make the device thinner. The iPad mini features the GF2 DITO display technology which allows the screen to be much thinner and lighter as well.
While iPad Mini’s DITO film sensor has previously been reported to have mass production issues, this new claim suggests that Apple is looking to bump up its competition in the tablet segment and that it now has more adequate supply to the DITO technology compared to one-glass-solution (OGS).
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
The supply chain for Apple’s next-generation 9.7-inch iPad will be similar to the iPad mini’s, with Japan-based Nitto expected to supply thin-film materials and Nissha Printing touch screen modules, noted the sources. Taiwan-based TPK will be responsible for the device’s lamination while LG Display (LGD) and Sharp will provide panels, added the sources.
The source also claims that display manufacturers have greatly improved DITO technology production yields and are expected to ship 4-5 million units a month throughout 2013.