Jun 3 2011
Apple started iPad 3 Components Certification, Taiwan makers takes Lead, No AMOLED displays, Coming in 2012!
After enjoying iPad 2 so much, now its time to talk about iPad 3, a recent update is that Apple has started certification process for the iPad 3 components, there are many Taiwanese based makers running in this race to get it. In fact the Taiwan maker Radiant Opto-Electronics with LED backlight units have already succeeded in getting certification, according to the industry sources.
Taiwan-based component makers for backlight modules and light bars have received certification from Apple, however, the certification of panels is still in progress, added industry sources.
Recent rumors that floated on the internet stated that iPad 3 will have AMOLED displays and for this Apple has been visiting Samsung Electronics. However according to the industry sources the AMOLED is still a rumor and the iPad 3 will have 9.7 inch LCD panels.
South-Korea based panel firms such Samsung and LG Display have been panel suppliers for Apple. The certification of panels from Taiwan-based Chimei Innolux is nearly done.
Digitimes sources further say that iPad 3 will be released in 2012 according to the Apple’s usual schedule of releasing iPads. So all the rumors proved to be false that said iPad 3 will be coming in late 2011.
Whereas according to other sources;
Taiwan based firms think iPad 2 will become the mainstream and Apple will lower its price to compete with other tablet PCs.
So despite seeing a lot of rumors about the iPad 3 release date, displays and all that, now finally we know that it will be released at the Apple’s usual release date.