WSJ reconfirms that the next iPad with a high-res display will be postponed for early 2012
The slate was supposed to appear for the holidays, and now WSJ reports that its sources confirm components are coming in the fourth quarter for 1.5 million initial units, and the iPad will start to sell in early 2012. A small batch of those components has already been shipped for testing purposes.
Double the current resolution was also reconfirmed, at 2048x1536 pixels, indicating once again that the rumors this is an iPad 2 Plus version, with high-resolution screen aimed for graphic designers and other brethren from the order of visual labor, might hold water.
The main reason for the delay is said to be the screen, of course, with Sharp's new technology coming too expensive, and LG or Samsung unable or unwilling to supply adequate display yields with the quality Apple demands.
1. KEVlN (Posts: 83; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)
Wonder which would look better... apple's double res display or samsungs superamoled?
2. remixfa (Posts: 14251; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
lol, typical apple. very minor upgrade and sell it as a new device. its magical!
3. Hallucinator (Posts: 344; Member since: 24 May 2010)
Typical Phandroid response. Knock a product they don't know anything about because it makes them feel cool.
4. KEVlN (Posts: 83; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)
i'm just thinking about it and this is the only real hardware improvement (except maybe a processor upgrade) I can think of apple changing. Thats gonna be sad if this is the only major change.
6. Jreekes (unregistered)
A new display doesn't qualify as a "minor" update IMO, especially when there is a big change in resolution. I seem to remember that Motorola has made minor changes to some of their droid products and called them new products. (Droid 1 & 2. Droid X & X2) Not a whole lot changed between them, but nobody complained that they were basically the same product but with "minor" updates. People just love to hate Apple.
7. dandirk (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)
Doubling resolution is not a minor upgrade imo.
5. Derrell (unregistered)
Apple is in the business of making money, which is obviously one of the things that they do best. Therefore with each new idevice that comes out consumers will buy it. Why? We live in a technical world and consumers want the latest and best model of what they purchase which allows Apple to make minor performance/cosmetics improvements to current iproducts and the consumers buy them up; most not knowing that they can get a generation below for a cheaper price and have the same enjoyment. Great marketing strategy, is it right? All depends on how you look at it, but it's kind of a "what the people don't know won't hurt them."
9. darth8ball (Posts: 519; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)
Gee I wonder why Sammy or LG don't want to provide display's for Apple........
My parents taught me a valuable lesson as a child...Don't bite the hand that feeds you.
Apple doesn't understand that unless you are all inclusive and self-reliant then you need to maintain good working relationships. And after other companies see the way they are handeling themselves why would they want that kind of trouble. Spend your profits from your business relationship on lawyers defending yourself from that business that is giving you money?
10. mathcorrection (unregistered)
ummm its actually quadruple the resolution not double. 1024 x 768 = 786,432 total pixels. 2048 x 1536 = 3,145,728 pixels. 786,432 x 4 = 3,145,728. Therefore technically it is quadrupling the resolution. Just saying.