Wednesday, May 18, 2016

WSJ confirms iPad 5 to Use Same Touch Panel Technology as iPad Mini to Reduce Size

's suppliers are preparing the next-eration iPad for mass production and will reportedly use the same touch panel technology as the iPad mini in order to make reductions in weight and size, according toThe Wall Street Journal.

The same touch-panel technology that made the iPad mini thin and light will likely fture in the next iPad, which is currently being produced by Inc.'s Asian suppliers, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

What many consumers erally call a “screen” consists of multiple layers, and the “touch panel” specifically refers to the layer equipped with touch sensors, between the liquid-crystal display and the outermost cover glass. The iPad mini, according to a trdown report by resrch firm IHS iSuppli, uses a -based touch panel, which is thinner and lighter than the glass-based touch panel that the current full-size model uses. Following the iPad mini’s success, plans to use the -based touch panel in its next regular-size iPad, the people said.rlier this month, a ofphotosfrom a parts listing claimed to be of a uine front panel and digitizer from the fifth-eration iPad, and followed the relse of athat also allegedly showed the front panel and back shell of the fifth-eration iPad for the first time.

Both postings appred to show a full-sized iPad that was notably reduced in size when compared to 's current eration iPad, and would fall in line with this new report. A other rumors and s of parts and cases dating back many months have similarly indied that the next-eration iPad will indeed be significantly smaller and thinner than the current design.

is expected to introduce the fifth-eration iPadas soon as next month, with an updated iPad mini rumored to befollowing fairly soon after.

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