A report from DigiTimes, which have become more frequent and less reliable, indicates that Apple might be using IGZO (indium gallium zinc oxide) flat panels for the next generation retina display iPad 3. This would be replacing the current IPS (in-plane switching) displays used in current iPads. This comes according to sources in the Apple supply chain:
Starting with the new iPads, Apple will utilize IGZO panels from Sharp in order to upgrade the display resolution of the new tablets to full HD level, the sources indicated.
In a separate report, they claim a new high end iPad will include a 14,000mAH battery compared to the current 6,500mAH. DigTimes still reports that there will be two new iPads next year, one being a high-end model and these will be introduced in January. Jim Dalrymple, known for his well placed sources within Apple, refuted reports that Apple will announce at either CES or Macworld. John Gruber, who has equally consistent sources, also weighed in yesterday to smash rumors of two new iPads.