The long standing rumors that the iPad 3 will be getting screens from Sharp Technologies have taken a backseat. There have been a lot of reports that the iPad 3 will be utilizing Sharp’s IGZO technology for its display panel. But the latest reports from a Korean website states that Sharp is no longer in the fray for manufacturing display panels for the iPad 3. Instead, Samsung and LG will be the providers for the iPad 3 display panels which is expected to be a high resolution screen. This a bad news for Sharp Technologies as they were the forerunners up until now.
Sharp had issues in iPad 3 display mass production
Electronic Times Internet reported that Sharp has been trying hard to get ahead of Samsung and LG in developing the LCD panel for the iPad 3. But Apple disapproved of their mass production plans. Although it is not clear what was wrong with Sharp’s production of the display panels. This means that Samsung and LG are the forerunners in mass production of the display panels.
65 million LCD panels for the iPad 3
Other industry sources are hinting that Apple will source as much as 65 million display panels for the iPad 3 in the coming time. This shows how much Apple believes in the iPad 3 and they are highly optimistic that the iPad 3 will be an instant hit. The iPad 3 is expected to launch by March this year and Apple will need at least 5 million display panels initially.
iPad 3 To Support LTE and Hi-Res Display – Bloomberg
JANUARY 15, 2012
All you tired Apple fanboys, here is some more dough for you pertaining the iPad 3. It is quite understandable that there is a fair bit of confusion surrounding the iPad 3 owing to the plethora of rumors that come out everyday surrounding the iPad 3. This time we have Bloomberg reiterate the same thing that the rumor-o-sphere has been ranting about for so long. Bloomberg this time comes out supporting the theory that the iPad 3 will be capable of supporting LTE networks and a high resolution screen.
iPad 3 production has been ramped up!
Bloomberg in its report says that the supply chain partners in Asia have ramped up the production of iPad 3 parts. Bloomberg cites three unnamed sources in its report. Two of the unknown sources were of the opinion that the iPad 3 will come out with a quad core processor which will take the iPad experience to an all new level.
Some facilities in China are operating 24 hours a day and the production has seriously got a shot in the arm from the start of this month. China’s Lunar year is going to be celebrated this month and the production will be held up for that time. But the production facilities will operate at full capacity post the Lunar year celebrations.
iPad 3 to support LTE connections
One of the person among the three unnamed sources from Bloomberg was of the opinion that the iPad 3 will be capable of supporting LTE networks. Some of the biggest carriers in United States like Verizon and At&T are moving towards LTE and it will be in Apples best interests to support LTE in the iPad 3. Also the iPad 3 is a bigger device and will be able to enclose a bigger battery that a 4G network demands.
The unnamed source also said that the iPad 3 will sport a higher resolution than the iPad 2. Although this news tilts towards the iPad 3 having a retina display, we cannot say for sure. But a higher resolution screen is definitely in store for the iPad 3 users.
Looking at the current trend of rumors hinting at iPad 3 having a higher resolution display and a quad core processor, what do you think? Will the iPad 3 come out with these features. Post your comments below and let us know. For now though, you can subscribe to the newsletter to stay updated with all thing iPad 3.
iPad 3 Latest – Exclusive Retina Display Pictures!
JANUARY 9, 2012
Well, I guess being the top website for iPad 3 latest news and rumors pays off. iPad3latest.com in its constant endeavor to keep Apple technophiles abreast with the latest on iPad 3, has striven constantly to clear up a lot of clutter that surrounds the iPad 3 release as well as features. Sometimes we brought you some serious news like the blow up on iPad mini and sometimes we gave you some matter to laugh, probably the iPad 4 rumor fits in the humor category. But whatever be the news, you get a bird’s eye view on iPad3latest.com.
iPad 3 retina display photographs – It’s a first!
Now, we have exclusive photographs of iPad 3 retina display! Yes some actual pictures of the retina display on an iPad, the iPad 3. Now one might argue that these pictures are taken from the iPhone 4S. But the pictures clearly show the PhotoBooth application which is only available on the iPad range. The images clearly show that the retina display is far superior than the previous iPad 2 display.