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Apple uses Retina Display

Yoo-chul Kim, The Korea Times: He said more smartphone manufacturers will release new models employing LG’s “Retina Display” that has been used in iPhones and iPads.

He being Young-soo Kwon, CEO of LG Display. Kwon’s comment begs some questions:

The exclusivity between LG Display and Apple for the Retina Display used in the iPhone 4. Is it over? Was Kwon’s remark about a Retina Display used in iPads a Freudian slip? Or was he just mistaken?

Remember there are two Retina Displays at the moment. The one with IPS technology goes into the iPhone 4. The iPod touch sports the lesser one without IPS. Those two are it; there is no Retina Display used in iPads.

Not for sale anyway.

There is the possibility that Kwon was simply mistaken about the company’s Retina Display being used in iPads, but let’s assume it was a Freudian slip.

In Kwon’s mind LG Display’s 9.7-inch Retina Display has been used in prototype iPads for quite some time. To him a Retina Display-equipped iPad is already a reality and just a matter of time before it is available for sale to the public.

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Apple uses 3D with OLED Display

Neil Hughes, AppleInsider:

Apple’s solution is a multilayer display system that could be driven by multiple transparent organic light-emitting diode screens, or OLED. The use of multiple transparent screens would allow for layers in an image, creating visual depth for users.

Now this is real 3D, meaning there is a physical z-axis component, a third dimension, with none of the visual trickery that’s rampant today.

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Apple Uses Thunderbolt Display

Apple ADB Display. Apple USB Display. Apple Firewire Display. You wouldn’t use the name of an interconnect for a monitor, would you? I didn’t think so. But, that’s exactly what Apple did, and I’m scratching my head trying to figure out why.

Sure, Thunderbolt is special. With a bi-directional stream of 10 Gbps each, it is 20 times faster than USB 2.0 and 12 times faster than FireWire 800. Thunderbolt is fast.
You can also daisy-chain. With a single Thunderbolt connection you can daisy-chain additional monitors and storage devices, up to six, to your Mac. I believe the Thunderbolt Display is the first mass produced monitor with a Gigabit Ethernet port, which you access via the Thunderbolt connection. You also get access to the rest of the ports behind the Apple Thunderbolt Display: three USB 2.0 and a FireWire 800. Thunderbolt is useful.
Thunderbolt might just be Apple’s next interconnect technology for everything. My guess is that Apple may even replace the 30-pin connector used on the iPod, iPad, and iPhone. Imagine how fast syncing would be with a Thunderbolt-equipped iPad? Thunderbolt is the future.
Yes, Thunderbolt is great, but Apple Thunderbolt Display?

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