Apple’s unannounced but much-rumored tablet computer apparently isn’t going to debut in the first half of 2010 has had been previously thought. Instead, the release has been pushed back by half a year, possibly to include a much better screen. According to component makers in Asia, Apple now plans to offer a tablet with a 9.7-inch OLED display. It’s also reportedly going to introduce a version with a 10.6-inch version with a more standard LCD display.
OLED (organic light-emitting diode) displays take advantage of the fact that some organic compounds glow when an electrical current is applied to them. This means there is no need of a backlight, as the individual pixels provide their own light. This allows OLED screens to be thinner and lighter than standard LEDs. Colors also tend to be more vivid.