Tearing down gadgets is one of the favorite activities of those at ifixit. While manufacturers will surely detest such an act, there is no denying it reveals the things that make up the interior of our favorite gadgets. So it just natural for them to have come across a change that Apple has introduced discreetly in the new batch of iPad 2s.
All iPad and the latest gen iPad 2 (at least the initial batches for the ipad 2) came equipped all along with a display driver IC ourced from LG. Labeled ‘SW0627B’, the display driver seems to have lost favor with Apple as its a Wise-View chip now in operation in the current batch of iPad 2s. No body known for sure since when the behind-the-scene change as introduced or what prompted the change in the first place. More so since there were no known issues with the LG drivers. The current Wise-View chips are likely to be a Samsung product though here too, its also mere speculation. From the user’s perspective too, there are nothing to let them known of the swap that has taken place about which not many have been aware of.
Rumor mills though point out its something got to do with he new iPad that Apple plan to launch this fall and which is touted to come with significantly enhanced display qualities.
Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email