Dear Techsavvy Diary readers you must be knowing iFixIt which is a site known for tearing apart gadgets to check out their guts, new versions of the iPad 2 are being shipped with a new display driver IC. iPad 2s that date back to March 2011 have a chip that’s labeled as SW0627B, which is an LG display driver.
The newest iPad 2s are using a different Wise-View chip, that seems to be developed by Samsung. Unfortunately, very little information is known about the new chip, and there’s no information on the Samsung Semiconductor site about the display driver product line.
iFixit isn’t sure how long the new display driver has been shipping in iPads, but according to pictures, the driver has changed significantly, an odd change since the old drivers haven’t had any problems.
The new Wise-View chips may be showing up in iPad 2s because of a simple supplier switch, or they could potentially herald the release of an upcoming iPad with a higher resolution screen. At this point, there’s no telling why a change has been made, but it’s likely that more information will be discovered in the near future to reveal the reason behind the swap.