Tag Archives: Displays

Retina iPad mini displays fewer colors than iPad Air, iPad 4, Nexus 7

One thing I noticed right away when I picked up my new iPad mini with Retina was that screen didn’t seem as good as the one on the iPad Air. Sure, it was sharp enough, but the colors didn’t pop or show any signs of vibrancy. The screen somehow seemed more faded and less bright. Blues, greens and oranges were a little washed out. Turns out, there’s good…

Apple patent reveals possible pressure-sensitive touchscreen

Apple has been granted a patent for a “button” that is not only touch sensitive but is also able to detect the amount of pressure a user is applying, allowing for more advanced input methods. The patent, filed in 2011, describes a touch sensitive, depressible button with “multiple depression thresholds”. While the patent regularly refers to a…

Apple set to choose Samsung for iPad mini 2 Retina displays?

Ever since Apple and Samsung’s major lawsuit hit the $1 billion mark last summer we’ve heard nothing but negative reports regarding the two companies’ relationship with each other. One article after another speculated that Cupertino would opt for Sharp and AU Optronics for its next iPad mini displays, and shift to other manufacturers like TSMC and even…

Job listing shows Apple is indeed investigating flexible displays

A job listing, pictured above, was just fount over at Apple. As you can see, it was posted at the beginning of the month, but with today’s rumor regarding Apple’s patents on flexible devices, 9to5Mac decided to do some digging, and this is what it found. As you can see above, the job summary for a “Senior Optical Engineer” is as follows: Apple Inc. is…

Rumor: Samsung soon to be out, Innolux to be in for iPad mini displays

A new rumor is floating around that says Apple is looking to a company named Innolux to make the next iPad mini’s displays. The current major supplier, as many of you know by now, is Samsung. You know, that South Korean company Apple has been in miscellaneous court battles with for the past few years at least? Yes, that one. According to the report out of…

Retina MacBook Pro announced, MacBook Pro and Air models updated

So WWDC has kicked off, and Apple have just announced their first changes, which are coming the both the Macbook Pro and the Macbook Air, let’s take a look: MacBook Air: We’re still seeing the two sizes, 11″ and 13″, and there are no aesthetic changes to report, however under the hood, things get a lot more interesting. New processors – The Air…

iPad 2 vs Kindle Fire vs Nook Tablet in ultimate display shootout

There have been countless comparisons done between the iPad 2 and competitors like the Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble Nook, but I’ve never seen anything as extensive as Dr. Raymond Soneira’s tablet display shootout. Soneira, president of DisplayMate Technologies Corporation of Amherst, New Hampshire, made it his goal to find out which consumer…

iPad 2 display orders cut from LG, opting for Samsung

Despite the bitter rivalry and over-the-top lawsuits between Apple and Samsung, Cupertino still relies on the Korean tech company for a good portion of its iPad 2 display panels. And with LG recently reported to be struggling to meet demand, Samsung has seen its production of displays doubled. LG, according to DigiTimes, were targeted to ship around…