<![CDATA[Touch Panel Control]]> http://www.touchpanelcontrol.com/news/ Thu, 26 Nov 2015 04:54:20 +0000 http://www.touchpanelcontrol.com/skin/frontend/default/tpc2/images/rss-png.png Touch Panel Control http://www.touchpanelcontrol.com/news/ Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[iPad 4 likely to feature iPhone 5's touch panel technology]]> http://www.touchpanelcontrol.com/news/iPad-4-likely-to-feature-iPhone-5-s-touch-panel-technology/ 65b9eea6e1cc6bb9f0cd2a47751a186f When the third generation iPad was revealed by Apple earlier this year, many were slightly disappointed that the device was actually a little thicker than the tablet that it was replacing.

Part of the problem was that the new touch panel Retina Display, with its boosted resolution, required additional LED backlighting, in order to bring the brightness up to scratch.

But after the launch of the iPhone 5, it seems likely that Apple's next generation iPad will take a leaf out of its book and use contemporary in-cell touch technology to be thinner than ever.

The iPhone 5 is 18 per cent thinner than the iPhone 4S, despite the fact that its screen is actually bigger. This is possible thanks to the in-cell touch components, which mean that the screen is more slender.

Industry commentators believe that this model will also be used for the iPad 4, although at the moment, the other details about this tablet remain a mystery.

As well as allowing the iPad 4 to be thinner than any of its precursors, new touch panel technology would mean that Apple could keep its aesthetic design in closer association with the iPhone range.

Wed, 03 Oct 2012 13:37:37 +0000