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Apple allegedly telling suppliers to prep for the iPad 4, coming mid-2013 with two-chip LEDs

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Apple allegedly telling suppliers to prep for the iPad 4, coming mid-2013 with two-chip LEDs
Those all-knowing "supply chain sources" are chiming in for something so far out in the future as the next generation iPad. Well, for us it seems far out, but Apple undoubtedly has a very good idea what will go into their next iPad unit, so it has allegedly warned suppliers to start prepping with new equipment.

The next-gen iPad will reportedly feature the same 9.7" screen size, but the "Resolutionary" display which be much simplified, with half of the 84 LED units needed now for the backlighting, which complicate the design and consume battery life. The 2013 iPad will be using two-chip packages instead of single chip ones for those LED lights now.

This should lead to reduced power consumption and more internal room, which we have no doubts will be used by Apple to stuff some top-notch features and hardware, or an even bigger battery inside.

source: Digitimes

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posted on 16 Oct 2012, 09:10 5

8. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


another same looking iPad.
it will be mess when buying second hand.
are you sure this is 4 and not 3? well it might be the iPad 2. oh wait.it does not have camera, so it is iPad 1 indeed.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 10:11 2

13. phonemonkey (Posts: 166; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


just like every android phone that repackages the same thing and resells it and you stay mesmerized
haha

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 11:15 3

16. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


there are no 2 Android tablets that looks same, not saying about 4, so I don't know what you taking about.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 22:28 1

30. maryaaadil (Posts: 146; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)


Ifans think everyone is like Apple.
LOL

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 17:40

26. ChiX017 (Posts: 308; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


lol....i can imagine

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 09:13 6

9. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6588; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


And still people don't realize it will always look the same year after year

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 09:14 5

10. AlexYouOC (Posts: 53; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Apple releases a "different" product every year... but its all usually the exact same thing. None of their products differentiate except in size. As long as everything (iPod, iPhone, iPad) is running the same OS, wtf is so special bout getting one over the other ?? Oh yea, 1 is a phone -__-

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 10:07 1

12. Seymur (unregistered)


I agree, they need to do some changes with iOS too. Otherwise iPad will be just a Fail.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 22:29 1

31. maryaaadil (Posts: 146; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)


Still people would buy it.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 10:27

14. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Reminds me of Indian Car called "Ambassador" ... hasn't changed much in appearance for more than 4 decades ...

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 02:01

32. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Exactly most iFans don't really upgrade the device they just update the iOS

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 09:37

11. lauremar (Posts: 181; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)


ALLEGEDLY..

Come on now!!!

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 10:34

15. CreeDiddy (Posts: 310; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


Apple needs to merge OSX with their tablets to differentiate. People are tired of the same pattern. It's time the iPhone and iPad merge with OSX. This would kill the market if it happens.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 11:29

17. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1321; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


iPad 4? You meant "the Newer iPad"?

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 11:38

18. ZayZay (Posts: 565; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


Newest iPad

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 11:59 3

19. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


wait, so you mean the new iPad is not going to be new anymore? I don't understand it. :)

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 12:51

22. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


As they say if you cannot convince them then CONFUSE them to make sales :)

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 20:37

28. kyp5035 (Posts: 16; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


haha, it'll be called newer ipad, then ipad 5 will be newest ipad, ipad 6 will be newestest ipad

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 20:31

27. cheetah2k (Posts: 844; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


won't it be the iPad 2?

Oh wait....?!

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 12:10 1

20. Aeires (unregistered)


Another option is they won't add a single thing, thereby bringing in even more profit. At the same time they'll be new marketing campaigns letting people know the battery lasts longer and weighs less. You'll just have to buy it, because.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 12:21 1

21. lyndon420 (Posts: 1769; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Bring it on. I can't wait to see tim cooks newest disaster. I need a good laugh...haven't had one since people stopped talking about the iphone5.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 13:32

23. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


The New IPad: still resolutionary

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 13:36

24. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Apple shouldn't make this ipad unless they make MAJOR changes to, well... EVERY THING!!!!
About it, haha ha, I'm I'm cr-razy!!!! Ha. But seriously :|

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 17:12

25. xtremesv (Posts: 236; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


Apple knows they out of ideas to bring something really revolutionary to the iPad, that's why they ditched the number after the product name to disguise every iteration and its lack of new features, so every time you buy an iPad you're simply buying the"new" one, even if that means nothing. They will brag about the new iPad being lighter or having a bigger battery or getting a mega ultra retina display (with an obsolete ratio) that not even a fly eye can properly discern but as long as their OS is a toy system, they will be phased out sooner or later by competition.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 21:30

29. Luuthian (Posts: 217; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


I find it strange that Apple packs huge batteries into their tablets but refuses to do so in their phones. I would gladly sacrafice a couple milimeters on the iPhone 5 for increased battery capacity.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 06:05

33. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


i want an iPad! as an ereader and a toy...but actually i'd love to buy an iPod 5th gen than an iPhone!!! if i want apps then iPod suits me...while on a phone, N9! and camera, 808 pureview.. and social networking blackberry phone! :)

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 03:19

34. pliskin1 (Posts: 59; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


Apples naming scheme is funny. But if Apple really wants to be serious, they would do some OSX merging with the ipad, to differentiate from the ipod/iphone.

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