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Sharp brings current iPad screen production to a halt, to focus on this year's Apple tablet editions

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Sharp brings current iPad screen production to a halt, to focus on this year's Apple tablet editions
Sharp is again said to have almost halted production of 9.7" displays for Apple's larger iPad, as the first quarter of the year is traditionally very slow, and sales of the iPad mini for the sake of more expensive Apple tablets are increasing.

So far, so good, but the other reason cited for emptying the conveyor belts is that Sharp will be focusing on display production for the next iPad and iPad mini iterations, perhaps mastering its superior IGZO technology for mass production.

LG and Samsung are rumored to pick up the slack if Sharp can't supply enough panels for the this year's Apple tablet editions, and we are only left to wonder what the other improvements will be - IGZO has a pretty low comparative battery consumption, so increased stamina could very well be one nice feature. The iPad mini 2 is said to introduce high-res display, so this is another one to look forward to.

source: Digitimes

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posted on 24 Jan 2013, 03:27

1. tech2 (Posts: 2079; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


"The iPad mini 2 is said to introduce high-res display, so this is another one to look forward to" - SURE IT IS ! -.-

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 04:27 1

2. darkkjedii (Posts: 11471; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Can't wait for the next iPads.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 04:52

3. MC1123 (Posts: 1242; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


ipad mini 2 would be awesome if it will really have all the latest on apple's camp.. apple, please dont give it some shortage like the 1st ipad mini... give it the latest chip (maybe A7 by now) and ofcourse the high res retina display! that will give mercy to the $330 pricetag!

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 16:43

6. JulianGT (Posts: 82; Member since: 15 Oct 2012)


better: give A7X

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 08:06

4. jsdechavez (Posts: 706; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


The next Apple remakes WON'T offer significant upgrades to the previous models. You bet it still has the same, tired, old UI and design.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 18:08

7. darkkjedii (Posts: 11471; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Blah blah and blah.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 08:35 2

5. infinitemethod (Posts: 126; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


It's comical that they continue to bring out the exact same products twice a year. What happened to the iPad 3, errr, New iPad... or whatever? It has completely been fazed out of the equation. You can only get an iPad 4, errr, New iPad, but it's the 4th, but it's just called the New one, but there is no 3 anywhere anymore? iFAIL.

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