According to a new report by DigiTimes, Apple is planning to revise the New iPad’s backlight module in order to reduce overall heat output. As claimed by anonymous industry sources inside, Apple might replace the New iPad’s two LED backlight module with a one LED structure as used in Apple’s second-generation iPad in an effort to solve heat generation issues to some extent.
Detailing from the source:
The extra LED is reportedly adding to [heat output] and that using one LED will help solve [heat output] issues since more backlights along with more power to heat those backlights is causing [heat output]
As a result, the battery and backlighting revisions will cause the latest iPad to be similar in weight and thickness as Apple’s second-generation iPad, added sources.
The upgraded iPad is also said to feature indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO) panel technology to allow the device to feature an even thinner design and longer battery life.
When asked if the removal of the second LED will minimize the clarity and performance of the new iPad’s Retina display, the sources reportedly said that it will not affect the tablet’s luminosity.