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Apple opted to use older silicone technology for the screen of its third-generation iPad after initial plans to utilise a lighter, thinner display fell through, according to reports.

Display expert and DisplayMate Technologies President Raymond Soneira claims the new iPad was set to feature cutting-edge display technology from Sharp called IGZO, but was later forced to settle for amorphous silicone, possibly due to Sharp not meeting Apple's quality standards.

The silicone display used in the new iPad also required a larger battery, which, in turn, contributed to its slightly heavier weight compared to its predecessor, the iPad 2.
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I find it interesting that Apple would be looking into cutting-edge technology for LCDs rather than something OLED-based...
 
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Why can't they just call it the iPad 2S or something like they did with the iPhone 4S if it's not advanced enough to be full blown "iPad 3"?
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Why can't they just call it the iPad 2S or something like they did with the iPhone 4S if it's not advanced enough to be full blown "iPad 3"?

People will be more likely to buy it if it's Ipad 3 or Ipad or anything new sounding. Ipad 2S will just sound like a revision.
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People will be more likely to buy it if it's Ipad 3 or Ipad or anything new sounding. Ipad 2S will just sound like a revision.

But...How is this iPad not a revision?
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Why can't they just call it the iPad 2S or something like they did with the iPhone 4S if it's not advanced enough to be full blown "iPad 3"?

They didn't call it the iPad 3. They called it "The New iPad." the "3" was coined by the public.
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But...How is this iPad not a revision?

Oh it is a revision. My point it they didn't want to call it a revision because less people will buy a revision vs something "all new". It's just marketing.
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But...How is this iPad not a revision?

The hardware is not the same in the new Ipad and Ipad 2. Just because the shape/style is the same does not imply the models are revisions of one another.
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The hardware is not the same in the new Ipad and Ipad 2. Just because the shape/style is the same does not imply the models are revisions of one another.

90% of it is the same. You know what i am talking about.
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90% of it is the same. You know what i am talking about.

wait what?

the GPU
the RAM
the display
the battery
the camera
the connectivity (LTE)
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