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iPad 2 screen surfaces in the West

updated 08:45 pm EST, Tue February 1, 2011

iPad 2 screen part arrives in the US

A screen for the next iPad may have surfaced outside of China for the first time. The 9.7-inch screen, while not turned on, matches analyst descriptions and is at least 1mm lighter and thinner than the panel it would replace. Despite these and a thinner bezel, it would have "definitely higher quality" than the earlier model, 9to5Mac said.

The panel is likely what Apple would ship. Markings on the back refer to DVT, a term that for Apple usually means it's part of a Design Verification Test. The prototype step is usually one below final production and is usually representative of the finished hardware.

If representative of the final hardware, the screen could support both the iPod touch-inspired design but also that Apple may have addressed the common complaint of the iPad's weight. At 1.5 pounds, the tablet is so far much heavier than e-paper readers such as the Kindle.

by MacNN Staff



  1. facebook_Kevin

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    Joined: Feb 2011


    1mm and thinner lighter? 1mm?

    I've always wondered what a millimeter weighs.

  1. JEB

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Guillotine . . .

    Obviously someone just found these screens "left behind in a bar . . . " like the iPhone 4 leak. In fact, those must be the bar napkins that are written on. Get ready for more head rolling.

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  1. wrenchy

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Vaporware! Vaporware!

    Because the iPad 2 is not for sale, it's Vaporware!

    That sounds really annoying. Doesn't it?

  1. aaplsaur

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Vaporware, no... Mythware, maybe.

    But Apple hasn't had a big announcement with a non-functioning demo product in a desperate attempt to stall consumer purchases until they have time to maybe make something work. The media is creating the story of this new iPad because readers want to believe.

    Perhaps it should be called Legendware!

  1. nat

    Joined: Dec 1969



    is you. this is a leak and no announcement of a future product by apple. if they did then it would be vaporware.

    do we really need to explain every little thing to you?

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    it must be!

    It must be the new iPad 2 screen. I mean, look at that picture. Someone wrote in crayon "iPad 2" underneath it. And they dotted the 'i' with a circle. Some scam idiot would never draw an 'i' with a circle above it.

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