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Apple is already certifying components for the iPad 3

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Apple is already certifying components for the iPad 3
The Apple rumor mill never stops. But, if you're tired of iPhone rumors, how about some iPad rumors instead? Word has been floating for a while that Apple would be releasing the iPad 3 later this year, possibly with 3D capabilities (assuming that fad is still going when we get to the holiday season 2011). Now, it seems that Apple is getting Taiwan manufacturers whipped into a frenzy in efforts to secure component certifications for the next iPad tablet. 

DigiTimes reported yesterday that Taiwan-based Radiant Opto-Electronics has landed the certification to manufacture LED backlight units for Apple. In addition to the LED backlight units, a company has also been certified for light bars. Many other manufacturers are rumored to be in the mix for certification of panels. South Korean Samsung and LG have historically supplied Apple with display panels for iPads, but certification of panels is said to be nearly complete with Taiwan-based Chimei Innolux.

source: DigiTimes

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posted on 02 Jun 2011, 16:07

1. gaby1451 (Posts: 113; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Hmmm....

posted on 02 Jun 2011, 17:35

2. HelloRetardNation (unregistered)


I wonder if this further deepends the case between samsung and apple. Or this was already relevant to them.

posted on 03 Jun 2011, 00:29

6. daniel_bargs (Posts: 323; Member since: 27 Nov 2010)


nah. the components of apple's product are getting more China-ier. haha i prefer korean products more.

posted on 02 Jun 2011, 21:40

5. SMARTGUY (unregistered)


didn't ipad 2 just came out not even half a year ago? doesn't sound like apple, bcuz their produce usually last at least one until the next model like the iphone? Plz keep the ipad 3 till next year. i want to buy one for college n dnt want to buy one n the next one come out in 2 weeks.

Guys im not an apple believer but i want a tablet that have high resale values n that will look cool for one year not 2 weeks. Android is pushin the line too fast, causing their product's resale value to drop alot.

posted on 03 Jun 2011, 01:17 1

7. android_hitman (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)


the poor chinese kid has to sell another kidney :)

posted on 03 Jun 2011, 04:53

8. Alan2balls (unregistered)


Only buyer of Apple product need to sell a kidney or two to finance their slavery to Apple product. Soon, those chinese worker will have more money than some wannabe Apple-fanatic ;P

posted on 04 Jun 2011, 17:09

14. Rawrzellers (Posts: 224; Member since: 22 Aug 2010)


Yep because we all $2.50/hour is BIG money. Especially when you're working 23 hour shifts. BALLER :/

posted on 03 Jun 2011, 09:10

10. Skeptic (Posts: 2; Member since: 03 Jun 2011)


all i know is they would be putting to much effort in the ipad if they brought out another one this year, i really think they will just keep they one a year plan as they have with almost every other apple product. that is just what i think, they shouldn't be in any rush to bring out another if they can't even keep the ipad 2 in stock now (well where i live that is). i can see them addressing their light leak problem by getting a new supplier for screens and maybe updating them a little.

posted on 03 Jun 2011, 21:35

12. ArmageddonX (Posts: 96; Member since: 11 May 2011)


...and yet it will still lack basic things like Flash. I wont buy one.

posted on 04 Jun 2011, 17:07

13. Rawrzellers (Posts: 224; Member since: 22 Aug 2010)


IM SO SHOKED... not :/

posted on 05 Jun 2011, 06:14

15. Shafeer (Posts: 79; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I didn't buy the iPad 2, because I already had the first iPad but also because I wanted to wait for this iPad.
Good news for me then :)

posted on 07 Jun 2011, 13:12

16. samirsshah (Posts: 61; Member since: 10 Mar 2011)


Sorry Apple, but this thought struck me two three hours ago and iPad 3 in last 30 minutes.

Apple needs to have Retina Display for iPad 3 whatever it takes (Toshiba???). Why???

Again we come back to Moore's Law. (This guy does not leave us alone from Moore's Law!?!)

Enough transitor count (per square milimeter) to put computer on a desk, processor 8086, flare up company, IBM.

Enough transistor count to put interactive graphics on the screen, processor 68000, flare up company, Apple. To do that cheaply, processor 386, flare up company, Microsoft.

Enough transistor count to decode mp3s in a desktop/laptop, processor Pentium 2/3, flare up company, Napster.

Enough transistor count to minitiurize mp3s in a small handheld, processor ARM???, flare up company, Apple.

Enough transistor count to miniturize a cell phone, processor ARM???, flare up company, Motorola.

Enough transistor count to miniturize a computer/cell phone/mp3, processor ARM, flare up company, Apple.

Enough transistor count to decode HD video in a desktop/laptop, processor Core 2, flare up company Netflix.

Enough transistor count to miniturize a Computer/mp3/HD Video???, processor A6???, flare up company, Apple???

Only Apple has three mentions, no wonder people think that Steve is a messiah. To clinch the fourth, iPad 3 has to have 2048x1536 resolution which covers Full HD and beyond, even if it takes 2012 summer or maybe even 2012 fall. iPad 2 momentum is good enough except that Apple has to be cautious internationally. If Apple does not do 2048x1536 resolution, there will always be taunts, iPads do not even do 720p.

posted on 11 Jun 2011, 13:53

17. samirsshah (Posts: 61; Member since: 10 Mar 2011)


qHD is a "poor man's Retina Dispaly". Apple can go with iPhone 5 with Retina Display but for iPhone 6 Apple may have to have two versions ready and finally decide on one.

1) 4" Retina Diaplay.

2) 4.3" 720p.

And go with one as situation demands.

I have a suspicion that Motorola may try to leapfrog Apple with a 720p smartphone.

I think all tablet makers will try to hit 1080p or more with 10" ones and 720p or more with 7" ones on their next iteration.

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