Reasons for the Design of the new ipad

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Reasons for the Design of the new ipad

Category: Article Review

Subcategory: Civil Engineering

Level: College

Pages: 2

Words: 550

Reasons for the Design of the new iPad
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The new iPad design consists of indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO), a material, which makes up the transistors, which control the pixels in the display. IGZO solves more problems as compared to the amorphous silicon, which you find in the previous generation of iPads. First, it enables screens to have a higher resolution while consuming considerably less power by 57%. Secondly, transistors made of IGZO are much smaller yet they can pack more pixels into a given space. Finally, it is also possible to use in screens of other product such as televisions and not just in iPads making it more useful than other materials.
The source about the new iPad design is the MIT Technology Review, which is a magazine. The magazine falls into the category of technology. From the article given, we see that it is all about technology, in this case, the new iPad design. The reason as to why I consider it a magazine and not a journal is the topic, which is not very formal as, found in journals. In addition to this, the article quotes people involved without giving proper reference to the source of the quote. Moreover, the writing of the article is light that indicates it targets the average person who is interested in the advancement of technology. Thus, it contrasts the technical and serious writing found in a journal.
The article gives some of the problems that using IGZO solves in the iPad design. In the design process, this is the step in developing the solution. Solution development involves development and refining of the solution, which is a continuous process throughout the design. From the article, the use of IGZO is an indication that there was continual developing and refining of the material for use in iPads to produce the satisfactory results, which is why I wanted to study the design of the new iPad. It enables me to understand the rigorous process in the development of solutions because were it not for the intense process, then the new iPad design would not exist.
Another passage in the article gives a comparison between the new iPad designs with the previous ones regarding power usage. It indicates that the new iPad utilizes 57 % less power. The development process to achieve this is background research. This step involves detail research of the existing solutions, therefore improving them or avoiding them in the design of the new product. The comparison is why I studied the new iPad design. The research provides sufficient data to form the basis for the comparison therefore enabling me to understand where the new design is coming from when compared to the older versions.
Finally, the article states that the IGZO technology is finally gaining momentum after years of facing challenges. The step that this passage falls under is choosing the best solution. The article gives some advantages of the IGZO material on screens of various products such as the iPad and television indicating that it is indeed the best solution. Moreover, you cannot use its counterpart in other products except the iPad making it rigid. Choosing the best solution among many options is another reason I was studying the new iPad design in order to appreciate this thought process. Such thought process is quite important since it provides the best results in this case with the new iPad design.