Cupertino-based tech giant Apple could be changing the current iPad’s backlight module to help solve the reported overheating issues. Taiwanese electronics publication DigiTimes is reporting that the new iPad’s backlight module, which uses a two-LED structure, will be replaced by a one-LED structure similar to the one used on the iPad 2.
Citing from unknown sources in the industry, DigiTimes said that the extra LED on the new iPad is to be blamed for the overheating problems. “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,” the publication wrote.
When asked if the removal of the second LED will minimize the clarity and performance of the new iPad’s Retina display, the sources reportedly said that it will not affect the tablet’s luminosity. Sources added that the next-generation iPad’s battery will be improved as well and that the purported latest iPad will be coming out this holiday season.
While this is all interesting, it’s important to note that we cannot really confirm the veracity of the report for now. So I would suggest that you take it with the finest grain of salt.Related articles: