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.