An unverified report from the ever popular rumor monger DigiTimes claims that Apple is looking at returning to a one-LED backlight module instead of the two-LED design in the current iPad.
A DigiTimes post on Friday stated that Apple was making revisions of the backlight to reduce the heat output of the iPad.
“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,” said the report.
DigiTimes sources said the switch back to a single LED module would not affect the “luminosity and clarity” of the iPad display.
DigiTimes had also claimed on Thursday that Apple would be releasing an iPad with “small revisions” by the end of the year. It suggested that the battery would be changed to avoid overheating problems, and the lens hole on the device would also be enlarged.
Upon its release, Consumer Reports claimed that the most recent version iPad ran noticeably hotter than previous generations. However, Apple insisted the the tablet’s operating temperature was “well within” its thermal specifications. Not all reporters agreed with Consumer Reports findings.