iPad 3’s Retina Display Will Come from Three Major Suppliers

iPad 3’s Retina Display Will Come from Three Major Suppliers

Despite a rumored delay to the launch of the third-generation iPad, Apple is continuing to piece together its iPad 3 supply chain, which is now said to include three primary LCD makers that will supply the device’s much-anticipated Retina display.

According to a DigiTimes report citing “industry sources,” Apple has lined up three display makers including LG Display, Samsung, and Sharp, with LG being the biggest supplier — despite the recent issues Apple has had with the company’s iPad 2 displays.

Samsung is said to be the second-largest supplier, with Sharp supplying the least of all three manufacturers. Though there’s a chance Sharp could overtake Samsung if it proves it can provide a stable supply of quality panels, according to the sources, a move which would distance Apple even further from the Galaxy Tab maker.

The Retina display, which we’re all looking forward to in Apple’s next iPad, is said to be one of the reasons why the iPad 3 won’t launch this year as originally planned. It was reported that a 9.7-inch display, with a resolution of 2,048 x 1,536, couldn’t produce adequate yield rates and therefore forced Apple to delay the device’s launch.

The iPad 3 is now expected to appear in early 2012 — possibly around the 12-month anniversary of the iPad 2.

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  • cnpboqj ocejf

    I just paíd $20.82 for an íPad 2.64GB and my boyfriend loves his Panasoníc Lumíx GF 1 Cámera that we got for $38.79 there arriving tomorrow by UP S.I will never pay such expensive retail príces in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LCD T V to my boss for $657 which only cost me $62.81 to buy.
    Here is the website we use to get it all from, http://bit.ly/CentBid

  • Michael

    The iPad 3 was never “originally planned” to launch this year. There might have been a chance of it, but only Apple decides when it launches. They have not said one word about the iPad 3 yet.

  • adam sarah

    I just paíd $20.82 for an íPad 2.64GB and my boyfriend loves his Panasoníc Lumíx GF 1 Cámera that we got for $38.79 there arriving tomorrow by UP S.I will never pay such expensive retail príces in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LCD T V to my boss for $657 which only cost me $62.81 to buy.
    Here is the website we use to get it all from, http://to.ly/aZYl

  • lals1414
  • Tim_at_IMM

    A higher resolution display for the iPad is great, but not as essential as for the iPhone, since you don’t tend to hold the iPad as close to your face as the iPhone. Still, any improvement is great and is a part of the overall evolution of the product. Someday, perhaps the best aspects of e-ink and LCD will be combined together.

  • prssousa

    Segredos e Atalhos do iPad
    http://www.segredosdoipad.com

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