Apple Will Tackle New iPad’s Heat Issues By Removing An LED Backlight Module [Rumor]


Apple's new iPad is finally coming to China.
Apple could make changes to its new iPad to make it cooler, and as thin as its predecessor.

Although we’ve been deeply skeptical over the speculation surrounding another new 10-inch iPad this year, there is a possibility Apple could be gearing up to make some modifications to its existing device. The Cupertino company has been quick to dismiss the new iPad’s heat issues, but the latest report from DigiTimes claims it is looking to remove one of its two backlight modules in an effort to decrease its operating temperature.

As we always say, DigiTimes rumors should be taken with a pinch of salt, because their track record over Apple rumors in recent times has been incredibly poor. However, this is one report that certainly seems feasible.

Apple is making revisions to the New iPad’s backlight module by using a one LED structure as used in Apple’s second-generation iPad instead of a two LED one that the current version has, according to industry sources.

The extra LED is reportedly adding to overheating and that using one LED will help solve overheating issues since more backlights along with more power to heat those backlights is causing overheating.

Although the change would leave just one LED backlight module, sources claim that this will not affect its clarity or luminosity. There are also suggestions that Apple will finally introduce an IGZO display to the device to remove some of that added bulk, and to improve power consumption.

Sources also claim that Apple is making some improvements to the battery to improve heat issues, too. This, coupled with the removal of that LED backlight module, could make the third-generation iPad just as thin and light as its predecessor, the iPad, the report claims.

Source: DigiTimes

  • MyCityByNight

    What is the app that you show in the main image? or is it just a generic stock photo type app? thanks.

  • hupakouo

    It looks like iPhoto

  • MyCityByNight

    It looks like iPhoto

    That it is. Just checked. Thanks a million @hupakouo !

  • klahanas

    I still say they’ll issue oven mitts…

  • mcgm

    Shouldn’t it be “make the fourth-generation iPad just as thin and light as its predecessor, the iPad 2”?

    The 2nd-gen iPad was thinner, lighter (and cooler) but the 3rd-gen iPad is still thinner and lighter than the 1st-gen iPad. I would also think that Apple would hold off on these improvements until next spring and the release of the next generation, no?