It must be summer, because DigiTimes has reappeared from a quiet period of reporting mostly facts, to suddenly release a series of rumors so wild, that we just have to report on them. Yesterday, we reported on DigiTimes’ claim that the new iPad was getting an overhauled battery to help with overheating. Since then DigiTimes has released two other reports of varying validity.Firstly, they’re claiming another tweak to the new iPad, saying that Apple is poised to revise the LED display:
Apple is making revisions to the New iPad’s backlight module by using a one LED structure as used in Apple’s second-generation iPad instead of a two LED one that the current version has, according to industry sources.
The extra LED is reportedly adding to overheating and that using one LED will help solve overheating issues since more backlights along with more power to heat those backlights is causing overheating.
If you were ever thinking that this might be true, let the final sentence disabuse you of that notion, as DigiTimes claims “Sources are speculating that the revisions will be a selling point when the model comes out around the holiday season.” Apple has, on occasion, done a behind the scenes update to an existing model, but these minor tweaks are never explicit, and I really, really doubt would be used as a selling point.
The other rumor that they published is a bit more believable. DigiTimes is claiming that the new iPhone will run a quad-core chip, saying “ Apple is also expected to release its next-generation iPhone built on Samsung’s Exynos 4 quad-core processor in the second half [of 2012], heating up competition in the segment, commented the sources.”
That one actually might happen, assuming Apple can keep battery power up enough to feed that quad-core beast while maintaining a decently long charge.