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Apple and Their Displays: A Round Up

Screen Shot 2012-04-04 at 11.56.13 AM.pngFirst up, Digitimes is reporting on touch panel suppliers and notes that G-Tech Optoelectronics is ramping up production of glass for the iPad while also producing anti-reflective glass for a next-generation iMac. A new iMac is presumed to be just around the corner, seeing as Intel’s new Ivy Bridge processors will be available later this month.

The iMac has had a glass front for the better part of a decade now, which I could easily see being a glare-y mess for some users. On the flip side, Apple has offered antiglare build-to-order screens for the MacBook Pros line for some time now.

Avatron announced it’s support for for the new iPad with their Air Display software. Air Display allows Mac users to use their iOS device as a secondary display. The new iPad has a dense 2048×1536 display, which could handle a relatively large Mac display at a much smaller size. That said, Avatron has built in support for the HiDPI mode that Apple has included in OS X (but is currently not utilizing). This means the end user could have high-resolution Mac graphics on the iPad.

Air Display is $9.99 on the App Store, and by all accounts, works well under most circumstances, but particularly well when handling still images.

It seems that Apple is now turning their attention to the displays in all of their product lines. And where Apple leaves off, other companies are filling in the gaps. At least for now.

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