Apple investing in ITO film coating for new iPad tablets
Apple’s iPad Mini will feature an indium tin oxide (ITO) film coating that will help to reduce radio frequency interference
Going forward, Apple’s new iPad devices will feature an indium tin oxide (ITO) film coating – a technology that helps to reduce radio frequency interference.
The super-thin and lightweight coatings help reduce radio frequency interference in mobile devices while also acting as electromagnetic shields, reports Apple Insider. Apple’s iPad Mini will be the first Apple product to feature the the technology.
Taiwanese company Efun Technology will supply the coating and has enjoyed some rather impressive profits on account of the adoption of ITO coating by big name manufacturers like Samsung, according to the report.
The addition of Apple to its lists of clients will no doubt ensure that this trend continues well into 2013.
Additional sources have also claimed that Apple’s iPad 4 – not expected until the second half of next year – will also feature Efun Technology’s ITO coating. There is no mention of Apple's iPhone devices, however, meaning this technology might only be present on the company’s tablets.
Apple is expected to launch the iPad Mini alongside the iPhone 5 on September 12. The new iPhone will arrive in UK stores during the first week of October.
Details about the iPad Mini's release date, providing it does get a launch, are a little sparse to say the least, with no indication of when it will hit stores.
If it does launch alongside the iPhone 5, however, it's possible that it'll get a similar release date, which means early October in the UK.