Raymond Soneira needs an editor in the worst way. He's so hung up on his stupid "shoot out" metaphor that he either gets the biggest whopper in the story wrong, or he buries it in paragraph 17 in his obsession with prickly detail.
Does the iPad Air use an IGZO backplane? If it does, this is the first mention I've seen, and that would be a very big story. It would also be a big story if Mr. Display Expert Soneira got it wrong, so let's hope he's right. If he's right, that would be another big story—Apple said nothing about this momentous detail, but they did mention the relatively less impotant detail that they were using GF/2 technology. (Maybe that's the source for a mistake: another name for GF/2 film is DITO, Dual Indium Tin Oxide.)
"Apple Insider Staff" buries this corker somewhere in a middle paragraph of its story along with an error (?) orginating with Soneira about the iPad mini using IGZO too. And there's an error about the energy efficiency of IGZO in the AI story as well.
There's something fishy about all this. Too much seems wrong or out of place from someone whose business it is to know the hard facts about displays. AI's mistakes are probably due to it being after hours. We'll know more tomorrow, I imagine. Maybe somebody will actually make some phone calls.
Edited by Flaneur - 11/7/13 at 5:57pm