Apple had brought the term ‘IPS’ into the mainstream with the company’s iPad consumer tablet, and there is speculation that the company may be switching to a new PLS technology in the future. According to a report from The Korea Herald, Samsung Mobile Display will be the maker behind the Super Plane to Line Switching (Super PLS) displays, which would bring with it better viewing angles to the tablets.
For now the screen on the iPad 2 has been garnering a lot of attention in the press. There have been speculations that the next-generation tablet would have a Retina-like Display screen with an increase in pixel resolution, but recent rumors place the iPad 2’s display with the same number of pixels as the current generation iPad, not the quadrupled 2,048 X 1,536 count that was previously speculated.
If Apple does move to Super Plane to Line Switching technology, it would give the company a stronger partnership with Samsung, who had, in the past, provided components for other Apple products including memory. Current IPS iPad LCD screens have been produced by LG and others.