Leaked images reveal new display technology that could make next-gen iPad even thinner

By Shawn Knight
Apr 18, 2014
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  1. Pictures of what appear to be the front panel of Apple's next generation iPad recently hit the web. The pair of photos reveal what looks to be the inclusion of an integrated display - a feature that could reduce the...

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  2. SO now instead of it falling and cracking a gust of wind can crack it!
    Mooseinadesert and H3llion like this.
  3. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder You know, that one guy with the PC Posts: 2,189   +589

    I really dont like phones getting much thinner in all honesty. Right now people break phones all the time and I can just imagine what will happen if it gets any thinner. Unless they make the device tougher while making it thinner this can only go bad.
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  4. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,157   +195

    I could not find info if the new rumored next gen iPad screen is still from Samsung or from its rival LG.
  5. NeurotechHD

    NeurotechHD TS Rookie Posts: 61   +19

    The vast majority of users do not abuse their electronics. For those people there are 3rd party, specifically-designed cases that protect from water or impacts.
  6. Jack Ennett

    Jack Ennett TS Rookie

    I know that my Apple iPad 4 is the biggest piece of tech junk I currently own...............
  7. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    That really isnt the issue IMO. The issue for me is the repairability as electronics get thinner. Thinner=more glue.
  8. Phones getting thinner --> that's the current trend :D

    Thinner=more glue ---> I guess thinner = more glue, more fragile, more hard to repair :D
  9. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,248   +220

    Vast majority? Vast majority seem to have broken screens and what not. My S4 has the perfect thickness as it is not too thick nor too thin :D (inb4 the joke).
  10. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder You know, that one guy with the PC Posts: 2,189   +589

    Abuse has nothing to do with it, it all comes from an accidental drop on the ground more than anything. Cases always help but I see tons of people without them plus they are not guaranteed unless you spend a lot on a decent case.
    Well as things get thinner the problem I see is the glass becomes the only thing hitting the ground when dropped. I have seen so many phones with shattered screens that I feel making phones thinner and more breakable is not the best idea unless they make the screens tougher.

    I just think it gets to the point that we need better screens for our phones so they can actually absorb damage. The joke of the Nokia phone that indestructible is mostly true as far as phones go mostly due to the design of the phone and its thickness more than anything.
  11. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,114   +1,377

    They try to make them lighter, not thinner. Thinner is what you get as an obvious result.
  12. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,462   +1,760

    You're only a consumer, so you don't get to say what's better. Mind your place, and let the large electronics firms tell you what's better, and what you should like, think, desperately long for, and then buy. If the advertising pressure isn't enough to let those eagles fly, make friends with people who already have the newer device, and let them shame you into buying whatever they already own

    Who cares if the device is more easily breakable?" That only means it is your manifest duty to break it ASAP, and buy the next, even thinner, even more easily breakable model. This keeps the cycle of currency up to date. As money loses its value via inflation, you have to spend more and buy things sooner, to keep corporate profits at an escalating level.
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  13. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Yeah I see what you mean. When people's screens break you can easily replace the glass but now with the display embedded, it will completely stop working once dropped and the glass breaks. Apple probably sees the repair potential and profit in this :D.
  14. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,430   +2,822

    Precisely, and this makes them disposable, which means Apple will be selling you a new phone. Planned obsolescence is usually the name of the game, but when objects are made so thin they are basically one piece, planning has very little part in it.
    Jad Chaar likes this.
  15. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 823   +52

    I don't know anyone who has never dropped their idevice. My iPhone 5 has bounced a couple of times and my case has absorbed it. Don't like the idea of an ipad so light the wind can blow it off the table :)
    Jad Chaar likes this.

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 906   +244

    Don't we already have OLED displays that can be just a couple millimeters thick?

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