A new report has claimed that the upcoming iPad Air 2 of US-based technology giant Apple is unlikely to be equipped with an IGZO display. The IGZO displays have been in the news and the company was supposed to include this technology into its next-generation iPad Air, but the recent report has discarded such claims.
The new report has also said that the iPad Air 3 will be the first iPad to feature an IGZO display, and the device will not be commercially available until 2015.
IGZO displays have the capability of offering better viewing angles over the existing LCD panels, while also providing greater color accuracy. Moreover, IGZO displays save energy compared to the current LCD displays, which would result in providing a better battery life.
The news has been released by Korea’s ETNews (via GforGames), which said that Sharp is presently is currently seeing low yield rates for the displays and that’s why it will not be able to manufacture them in a timely manner. In context to this news, the publication has assumed that the iPad Air 2 will not be equipped with such technology, but Apple will eventually be there in the next year’s iPad 3.
Apple has so far launched five iPad versions, and has continuously worked towards refreshing the line every year. Several reports have emerged online regarding the release of a second iPad Air. However, Apple is still to make an official announcement over it.