Apple to switch iPad 2 touchscreens and displays

Apple has been forced to change its display and touch sensor provider for its iPad 2 due to continued user complaints about light leaks from the display. These light leaks are most noticeable in dark images, where you see halos coming out of the edges.

What at first seemed like an isolated case may turn out to be a small nightmare for Apple. When the iPad 2 was released, in some cases, there were complaints about some light leaks on the screen (which could have been the reason for the delay of the white iPhone). Although it was hardly considered a widespread manufacturing failure, the company may have decided to replace for the first time the IPS panels that have carried the two generations of the tablet with new LED panels.

Apple to switch iPad 2 touchscreens and displays
Apple to switch iPad 2 touchscreens and displays

This information comes to us from DigiTimes, who assess unfounded rumours from Taiwan that Coretronic would be supplying LED panels , a manufacturer that currently supplies 35% of the LED panels used by TVs worldwide and it is estimated that by mid-year they will have reached 40% of the total quota.

Also, from 9to5mac we receive information about another new acquisition by Apple for the manufacture of devices in the Foxconn plants. This time they are the ones in charge of the Chimei Innolux touch sensors that will begin to be sent in June .

Therefore, the addition of LED displays and touch sensors will no longer be dependent on several Taiwanese companies as was the case until now, but rather on themselves with the addition of these two new manufacturing companies. However, we will still have to wait to see the new panels, but we hope that with them the problems of light leaks will be completely fixed in future versions of devices.

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