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How Apple Squeezes Four Times the Number of Pixels into its New iPad Retina Display

Apple’s new iPad offers multiple enhancements, the most prominent of which – and clearly the focus of Apple’s marketing campaign – is the 2048 × 1536, 264 ppi retina display. The display has four times as many pixels as the iPad 2 display. Apple promotes the new display at length on its iPad Features page, including a graphically interesting video under “Breakthrough technology. For a breakthrough display.” explaining, “When you squeeze four times the pixels into the same space, signals can get crossed, colors become distorted and images get fuzzy. To solve this we had to elevate the pixels onto a different plane and separate from the signals.”

If you didn’t catch what Apple means by that, they are referring to SHA (Super High Aperture) pixel designs. SHA is a method of increasing aperture ratio by applying approximately a 3 µm thick photo-definable acrylic resin layer to planarize the device and increase the vertical gap between the ITO pixel electrodes and signal lines. As we explained in our TFT LCD Process Roadmap Report, this reduces unwanted capacitive coupling and enables the electrode to be extended over the gate and data lines without causing cross talk or affecting image quality—thus increasing aperture area. 

Figure 1                      Conventional to SHA Pixel Design Comparison
 

Source: DisplaySearch TFT LCD Process Roadmap Report

Note: Image refers to VA type SHA pixel

SHA technology was pioneered by Sharp and JSR many years ago. Initially adoption was slow due to added process complexity, increased costs and yield challenges. However, as super high resolution displays for mobile applications have increased the importance of high transmission and low power consumption, SHA has now become a critical technology for manufacturing high quality LCDs. Already more than 25% of LCDs adopt SHA technology and that is likely to continue to grow in the future.

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  • Ross Young

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    [...] the display experts over at DisplaySearch can explain what exactly Apple did to pack four times the amount of pixels onto the new iPad screen [...]

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    [...] on a panel. It is strictly an engineering technique which is rather complex and complicated. How Apple Squeezes Four Times the Number of Pixels into its New iPad Retina Display | DisplaySearch … [...]

  • http://theimat.es/on-the-new-ipads-exceptional-features-by-amit-jain/ On The New iPad’s Exceptional Features – by Amit Jain | The iMates

    [...] from the signal lines and reduces inductive interference. Display Search Blog’s Charles Annis explains the SHA/UHA tech in amazing [...]

  • http://readtechnews.com/how-apple-squeezes-four-times-the-number-of-pixels-into-its-new-ipad-retina-display/ How Apple Squeezes Four Times The Number Of Pixels Into Its New iPad Retina Display | ReadTechNews

    [...] how Apple put more pixels in the same space than before. Fortunately, we read an article from DisplaySearch, from a technical point of view to make the following explanation. They are referring to SHA (Super [...]

  • http://svthanhha.vn/2012/03/how-apple-got-a-retina-display-on-new-ipad/ HOT NEWS & ENTERTAINMENT » How Apple got a Retina display on new iPad

    [...] explain matters, DisplaySearchBlog motionless it would do a partial to teach Apple fans. When Apple says it has “elevated a [...]

  • http://www.gadgetfreak.gr/2012/03/12/%cf%84%ce%b9-%ce%b5%ce%af%ce%bd%ce%b1%ce%b9-%ce%b7-retina-%ce%bf%ce%b8%cf%8c%ce%bd%ce%b7/ Τι είναι η ‘retina’ οθόνη; « Gadgetfreak

    [...] γίνεται με ένα στρώμα ρητίνης όπως λένε τα έγγραφα σε ανάλυση της [...]

  • http://szszbm.hu/?p=59 IT Blog » Így fért el négyszer több pixel az iPaden

    [...] technikai részletekkel – legyen elég a vevőnek, hogy ez az egyik legjobb kijelző. A DisplaySearch blog azonban utánajárt, hogy mi van az iPadben, amitől a korábbi 1024×786 pixeles felbontást a [...]

  • http://hottestnewsfeed.com/super-high-aperture-its-why-the-new-ipads-retina-display-is-so-dense/ Super High Aperture: it’s why the new iPad’s Retina display is so dense | HottestNewsFeed.com

    [...]  |  DisplaySearch  | Email [...]

  • http://broadwayallday.com/super-high-aperture-its-why-the-new-ipads-retina-display-is-so-dense/ Super High Aperture: it’s why the new iPad’s Retina display is so dense | BroadwayAllDay : ENTERTAINMENT x TECH x CULTURE

    [...] GigaOM  |  DisplaySearch  | Email this | Comments Engadget SHARE THIS! TweetRelated [...]

  • http://www.netrevenge.com/?p=1918 Super High Aperture: it’s why the new iPad’s Retina display is so dense | Mobile Gadgets Reviews

    [...]  |  DisplaySearch  | Email this | Comments Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a [...]

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    [...]  |  DisplaySearch  | Email [...]

  • http://ricciangel.com/2012/03/12/super-high-aperture-its-why-the-new-ipads-retina-display-is-so-dense/ Super High Aperture: it’s why the new iPad’s Retina display is so dense | RicciAngel News

    [...]  |  DisplaySearch  | Email this | Comments This entry was posted in Technology & Gadget [...]

  • http://masfajar.com/2012/03/12/super-high-aperture-its-why-the-new-ipads-retina-display-is-so-dense/ Super High Aperture: it’s why the new iPad’s Retina display is so dense – Just another WordPress site – MasFajar

    [...]  |  DisplaySearch  | Email [...]

  • http://knowledge-about.com/?p=2554 Super High Aperture: it’s why the new iPad’s Retina display is so dense « VidenOmkring

    [...]  |  DisplaySearch  | Email this | Comments [...]

  • http://www.thearticleatlas.com/TechNews/2012/03/12/super-high-aperture-its-why-the-new-ipads-retina-display-is-so-dense/ Super High Aperture: it’s why the new iPad’s Retina display is so dense | Tech News

    [...]  |  DisplaySearch  | Email [...]

  • http://mastergadget.appraisalexp.com/general/super-high-aperture-its-why-the-new-ipads-retina-display-is-so-dense/ Super High Aperture: it’s why the new iPad’s Retina display is so dense

    [...]  |  DisplaySearch  | Email [...]

  • http://true-tech-review.com/?p=10987 Super High Aperture: it’s why the new iPad’s Retina display is so dense | True Tech Review

    [...]  |  DisplaySearch  | Email this | Comments Be Sociable, Share! Tweet [...]

  • http://www.tekifeed.com/2012/03/12/super-high-aperture-its-why-the-new-ipads-retina-display-is-so-dense/ Super High Aperture: it’s why the new iPad’s Retina display is so dense | tekifeed.com – Gadget Feeds, Gadget News and more!

    [...] DisplaySearch Email [...]

  • http://www.coaxims.com/super-high-aperture-its-why-the-new-ipads-retina-display-is-so-dense/ Coax Interactive Media Services » Interactive Media Solutions & Services Partner » Super High Aperture: it’s why the new iPad’s Retina display is so dense

    [...]  |  DisplaySearch  | Email this | Comments See the article here: Super High Aperture: it’s why the new [...]

  • http://www.hollywoodblogads.com/techno-info/super-high-aperture-its-why-the-new-ipads-retina-display-is-so-dense/ Super High Aperture: it’s why the new iPad’s Retina display is so dense | HollyWood Blog

    [...]  |  DisplaySearch  | Email [...]

  • http://vfrendz.com/2012/03/12/heres-how-apples-new-retina-display-on-the-new-ipad-works/ Here’s how Apple’s new retina display on the new iPad works | VFrenDz

    [...] Source : Here [...]

  • http://www.ipad-3.nl/915/hoe-apple-meer-dan-3-miljoen-pixels-in-de-ipad-3-krijgt/ Hoe Apple meer dan 3 miljoen pixels in de iPad 3 krijgt

    [...] dank aan PhoneArena.com) VN:F [1.9.15_1155]please wait…Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)   « iPad 3 [...]

  • http://www.opentech.com.py/2012/03/super-high-aperture-asi-se-consigue-la-alta-densidad-de-pixeles-en-el-nuevo-ipad/ Super High Aperture: Así se consigue la alta densidad de píxeles en el nuevo iPad | Open Technologies

    [...] que ofrece, como por ejemplo aumentar el brillo y el contraste de la pantalla. [Vía GigaOM]Read | Permalink | Email [...]

  • http://techfeed.info/?p=659 Super High Aperture, Ο λόγος που το νέο iPad έχει τόσο ευκρινή οθόνη | TechFeed – Τεχνολογικά νέα σε καθημερινή βάση!

    [...] Πηγή [...]

  • http://kenmay.net/reader/super-high-aperture-its-why-the-new-ipads-retina-display-is-so-dense/ Super High Aperture: it’s why the new iPad’s Retina display is so dense : Tech Today w/ Ken May

    [...]  |  DisplaySearch  | Email [...]

  • http://www.tariq-aljaser.com/site/index.php/archives/3749 مالسرّ في شاشة الأيباد الجديده ولماذا هي مذهله ؟ » طارق الجاسر

    [...] التركيز على الأضاءه الخلفيه LED والتي يقول الموقع DisplaySearch أنها وجدها بشكل مضاعف عن ماوجدها في الأيباد 2 ولقد وجد [...]

  • http://blog.ebookferreira.com/?p=686 Qual a tecnologia por trás da tela de alta resolução do novo iPad? | Blog E-book Ferreira

    [...] acordo com o site DisplaySearch, a tecnologia que proporcionou tal resolução é a Super High Aperture (SHA), baseada em um [...]

  • http://www.weightloss-fitness-diet.com/weightloss/2012/03/12/super-high-aperture-its-why-the-new-ipads-retina-display-is-so-dense/ Super High Aperture: it’s why the new iPad’s Retina display is so dense | Weight Loss

    [...]  |  DisplaySearch  | Email [...]

  • http://gadgets.simplyshare.net/index.php/super-high-aperture-the-technology-that-made-the-ipad-retina-display-possible/ Super High Aperture: the technology that made the iPad retina display possible | Gadgets

    [...] Source 1 | Source 2 [...]

  • http://aboutcompu.wordpress.com/2012/03/13/%cf%84%ce%b9-%ce%b5%ce%af%ce%bd%ce%b1%ce%b9-%ce%b7-retina-%ce%bf%ce%b8%cf%8c%ce%bd%ce%b7/ Τι είναι η ‘retina’ οθόνη; | Tech -Noize

    [...] γίνεται με ένα στρώμα ρητίνης όπως λένε τα έγγραφα σε ανάλυση της [...]

  • http://buildyourbusinesswebsite.com/blog04/super-high-aperture-its-why-the-new-ipads-retina-display-is-so-dense/ Super High Aperture: it’s why the new iPad’s Retina display is so dense | Blog04

    [...]  |  DisplaySearch  | Email [...]

  • http://mymobiles.info/mobiles/super-high-aperture-the-technology-that-made-the-ipad-retina-display-possible-2971.html My Mobiles» Blog Archive » Super High Aperture: the technology that made the iPad retina display possible

    [...] Source 1 | Source 2 [...]

  • http://www.whyno.info/?p=14770 超高孔径液晶技术:新 iPad 屏幕成功的「幕后功臣」 | 杂烩饭

    [...] 分类: 平板电脑多点触控、重力感应、视网膜屏幕,每次苹果发布新品总会让我们熟悉一些原本陌生的名词,这次新 iPad 当然也不例外。超高孔径液晶技术(Super High Aperture),现在可能你根本就不知道这是什么,但是不久的将来随着新 iPad 走入千家万户,你一定会变得对这几个字耳熟能详。据 DisplaySearch 报导,9.7 寸的新 iPad 能够达到惊人的 2,048 x 1,536 分辨率正是拜其所赐。虽然它最早是由 Sharp 和 JSR(日本屏幕材料制造商)所开发的,但不出意外,这项技术又将借由苹果之手被发扬光大。传统的液晶面板中,信号传输的线路和控制液晶的氧化铟锡透明电极两者是在同一个平面上,但随着像素密度的增加,信号线路和电极间的距离大为靠近,就会产生各种的信号干扰问题。超高孔径液晶技术是通过使用一块约为 3 微米厚,用光蚀刻技术绘制的树脂层覆盖在线路之上,让透明电极层与信号线层分离开来。这样做除了降低信号干扰之外,也可以略为增加透明电极的面积,加强整个面板的透光率。但即使如此,新的高密度面板还是需要更强的背光源才能达到和之前一样的亮度,所以新 iPad 使用的 LED 数量至少是 iPad 2 的两倍,而同时在功耗增加的情况下为了能保持续航力,其电池容量也有了大幅的增长。正是这「三剑客」的通力协作确保了新 iPad 出色的屏幕表现。点击来源可以阅读更多内容。引用来源 | 引用来源 | 引用来源 | 此文章网址 | 转寄此文章 | 回应 [...]

  • http://cn.engadget.com/2012/03/12/super-high-aperture-new-ipad-retina-display/ 超高孔径液晶技术:新 iPad 屏幕成功的「幕后功臣」

    [...] Tags: apple, apple new ipad, AppleNewIpad, display, ipad, ipad 3, ipad hd, Ipad3, IpadHd, IPS, JSR, new ipad, NewIpad, panel, retina, retina display, RetinaDisplay, SHA, sharp, Super High Aperture, SuperHighAperture, touch panel, touch screen, TouchPanel, TouchS, TouchScreen引用来源引用来源引用来源document.write(''.replace(/%url%/,encodeURIComponent(location.href))); [...]

  • http://zi.b8g.org/w/?p=790 超高孔径液晶技术:新 iPad 屏幕成功的「幕後功臣」 | 博汇

    [...] 引用来源 | 引用来源 | 引用来源 | 此文章网址 | 转寄此文章 | 回应 apple, apple new ipad, AppleNewIpad, display, ipad, ipad 3, ipad hd, Ipad3, IpadHd, IPS, JSR, new iPad, NewIpad, panel, retina, retina display, RetinaDisplay, SHA, sharp, Super High Aperture, SuperHighAperture, touch panel, touch screen, TouchPanel, TouchS, touchscreen [...]

  • http://www.guomii.com/posts/22716 新 iPad 高清屏幕背后的技术 | 果迷网

    [...] Display Search 的专家来为我们解惑了,由他们来解释苹果究竟如何让新 iPad [...]

  • http://www.tiqaniat.com/2012/03/%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%b3%d8%b1-%d8%a7%d9%84%d9%85%d8%b0%d9%87%d9%84-%d9%81%d9%8a-%d8%b4%d8%a7%d8%b4%d8%a9-%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%a3%d9%8a%d8%a8%d8%a7%d8%af-%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%ac%d8%af% السر المذهل في شاشة الأيباد الجديدة | تقنيات

    [...] عليهم التركيز على الأضاءه الخلفيه LED والتي يقول الموقع DisplaySearch أنها وجدها بشكل مضاعف عن ماوجدها في الأيباد 2 ولقد وجد [...]

  • Charles

    ITO is Indium Tin Oxide. It is a transparent conductor used in most FPD applications as an electrode material to turn pixels on and off. It is a thin film deposited by PVD. The organic film is a polymer coated onto the device. Most conventional LCDs have not used this as it adds some cost and complexity to the process. But it is now becoming quite common, particularly for mobile applications because of the benefits described in the blog. A lot more information about these technologies and the market opportunities for them are available in the TFT LCD Process Roadmap Report.

    (http://www.displaysearch.com/cps/rde/xchg/displaysearch/hs.xsl/tft_lcd_process_roadmap_report.asp)

  • http://www.thegadgetmedia.com/index.php/2012/03/14/the-technology-that-made-the-ipad-retina-display-possible/ The technology that made the iPad retina display possible : TheGadgetMedia

    [...] Source 1 | Source 2 [...]

  • http://web-design-egypt.com/blog/ipads-display-is-cutting-edge-and-a-challenge-for-manufacturers/ iPad’s display is cutting edge–and a challenge for manufacturers « «

    [...] how this is achieved is explained in a NPD DisplaySearch discussion about how Super High Aperture technology–by increasing aperture ratio–allows Apple to [...]

  • http://web-design-egypt.com/blog/how-apple-got-a-retina-display-on-new-ipad/ How Apple got a Retina display on new iPad « «

    [...] explain matters, DisplaySearchBlog motionless it would do a partial to teach Apple fans. When Apple says it has “elevated a [...]

  • MacKenzie

    Thanks for another good article, Charles.

  • MacKenzie

    What website is this? I have tried linking to it without success.

  • MacKenzie
  • http://www.aljawalat.com/blog/?p=1867 Super High Aperture | مجلة الجوالات

    [...] عليهم التركيز على الأضاءه الخلفيه LED والتي يقول الموقع DisplaySearch أنها وجدها بشكل مضاعف عن ماوجدها في الأيباد 2 ولقد وجد [...]

  • http://blog.serv.idv.tw/2012/03/14/2620/ 新 iPad 螢幕成功的「幕後功臣」,才不是你想像的那樣。 | 終極邊疆BLOG

    [...] 咦? 訊號分層傳遞,是在說什麼? 非常大的突破? 而且是關鍵? 基於我是一個水電工人,身上帶著板手也是正常的, 所以當看到 Display Search 的《 How Apple Squeezes Four Times the Number of Pixels into its New iPad Retina Display》,就點進去看了一下。 [...]

  • http://www.dcsportbikes.net/forum/f41/ipad2-now-%24377-99-includes-tax-73527/index2.html#post1224978 IPAD2 now $377.99 (includes tax) – Page 2 – DCSportbikes.net

    [...] to make the new iPad’s resolution so much better. Luckily, the display experts over at DisplaySearch can explain what exactly Apple did to pack four times the amount of pixels onto the new iPad screen [...]

  • http://www.onesite.hk/?p=300 iPad’s display is cutting edge–and a challenge for manufacturers » 投資一站通

    [...] how this is achieved is explained in a NPD DisplaySearch discussion about how Super High Aperture technology–by increasing aperture ratio–allows Apple to [...]

  • Clay Shepherd

    Charles,
    Thanks for the article. Given the display for the new iPad is still of the IPS variety, how is in-plane switching accomplished in conjunction with SHA technology?

    -Clay Shepherd

  • Charles

    Clay, the idea is the same. The iPad is IPS mode and the common and pixel electrodes are both on the array glass, on separate planes in an FFS structure. Both the common and pixel electrodes are raised above the signal lines to reduce noise.

  • ezra abrams

    quote
    To solve this we had to elevate the pixels onto a different plane and separate from the signals.”
    either bad editing on this blog, or someone at Apple failed 5th grade grammar

  • Prakash Dearyans

    nice content.keep updating.

  • Razkolnikov

    Good explaination for non-experts like me Charles.   Question:  Will this type of display make it easier for apple to implement what they have on this patent?  http://www.google.com/patents/US7535468 

  • http://www.tabletpcturk.com/yeni-ipad-retina-ekran-nedir-582 Yeni iPad Retina Ekran Nedir

    [...] DisplaySearch tarafından yapılan analize göre Apple bu sorunun üstesinden gelmek için pikseller ile bağlantı noktaları arasına ince bir katman yerleştirerek çözüm üretmiş. [...]

  • http://svthanhha.vn/2012/03/new-ipad-simply-better-but-not-must-have/ HOT NEWS & ENTERTAINMENT » New iPad: Simply Better, But Not Must-Have

    [...] dual opposite planes, so there’s no division (or crosstalk) from adding some-more pixels. DisplaySearch Blog provides a good reason and striking on how Apple accomplishes [...]

  • http://www.sp1racy.co.uk/tech-news/super-high-aperture-its-why-the-new-ipads-retina-display-is-so-dense/ Super High Aperture: it’s why the new iPad’s Retina display is so dense « SP1RACY – All things tech & more

    [...]  |  DisplaySearch  | Email this | Comments [...]

  • http://beta.pansci.tw/?p=13802 新 iPad 螢幕成功的「幕後功臣」,才不是你想像的那樣 | PanSci 泛科學

    [...] 基於我是一個水電工人,身上帶著板手也是正常的,所以當看到 Display Search 的《 How Apple Squeezes Four Times the Number of Pixels into its New iPad Retina Display》,就點進去看了一下。 [...]

  • http://perspektifweb.com/blog/yeni-ipad-3-retina-ekran-ozelligi/ Yeni iPad 3 Retina Ekran Özelliği « Web Tasarım Bloğu

    [...] DisplaySearch tarafından yapılan analize göre Apple bu sorunun üstesinden gelmek için pikseller ile bağlantı noktaları arasına ince bir katman yerleştirerek çözüm üretmiş. [...]

  • http://hwzone.co.il/ftq/%d7%97%d7%93%d7%a9%d7%95%d7%aa/technews137576/ HWzone | SHA: הטכנולוגיה שמאחורי מסך ה-Retina באייפד החדש

    [...] החליטו לנבור מעבר להתנסחות זו וגילו כי מסך האייפד החדש מיישם טכניקה שמכונה Super High Aperture או SHA, אשר פותחה בשיתוף פעולה בין Sharp [...]

  • http://kalodiomania.gr/wordpress/?p=1301 Τι είναι η “retina” οθόνη;

    [...] γίνεται με ένα στρώμα ρητίνης όπως λένε τα έγγραφα σε ανάλυση της [...]

  • http://pknews.gr.5-9-112-18.linux19.papaki.gr/?p=1301 Τι είναι η «retina» οθόνη; | PkNews

    [...] γίνεται με ένα στρώμα ρητίνης όπως λένε τα έγγραφα σε ανάλυση της [...]