iPad 3 Will Begin Production in October… Without Samsung [Rumor]

iPad 3 Will Begin Production in October… Without Samsung [Rumor]

Let’s just take a few minutes away from the stories surrounding Steve Jobs and Tim Cook and talk about the iPad 3. We know it’s not going to launch this year — I’d have put money on that from day one — but according to one report it could go into production as early as October… without Samsung on-board.

According to CENS.com, Samsung’s days as an iPad display supplier are quickly running out. Apple has reportedly finalized a deal with LG Display, which currently produces displays for the iPad 2, to supply LCD panels for the third-generation tablet. The company is also said to be lining up a deal with Sharp as a second supplier.

Foxconn will continue to deal with the device’s assembly, but a second assembler — Pegatron Corp. — will reportedly also pick up production of the iPad 3. This should mean a greater supply of iPads next time around.

As for Samsung, which currently supplies displays for the iPad 2, along with LG, there may not be an Apple deal this time. Following a string of legal spats between Apple and the Korean electronics giant, Apple is said to be increasingly distancing itself from the company and turning to other suppliers wherever possible.

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  • techgeek01

    Apple will use Samsung components.  Apple will not use Samsung components.  Apple will indeed use Samsung components.  Apple will not use Samsung components.

    Guess, nobody knows for a fact.  But hey! it sure makes for an interesting story or more importantly, get the hits!  ;oP

  • Tom McGrath

    I’m not surprised, even in June it was still at a 1-2 week shipping time.

  • SarahDavis21

    ì just got an iPad 2-32GB for $ 23.87 and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $ 38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $ 657 which only cost me $ 62.81 tobuy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, bit.ly/ShopBid

  • SarahDavis21

    ì just got an iPad 2-32GB for $ 23.87 and my girlfriend loves her Panasonìc Lumìx GF 1 Camera that we got for $ 38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $ 657 which only cost me $ 62.81 to
    buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from,

    bit.ly/ShopBid

  • SarahDavis21

    ì just got an iPad 2-32GB for $ 23.87 and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $ 38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $ 657 which only cost me $ 62.81 tobuy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, 

  • CharliK

    Curious move given that they pulled the ipad displays from LG last spring since they were failing at too high a rate. 

    Guess LG got the issue worked out. 

  • Gregintosh

    Makes sense. Why give Samsung first dibs on their designs and plans? So that Samsung can line up a knockoff before the iPad even launches?

  • Robert Norris Hills

    Yep. Bogus story is bogus. 

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