6-7 million display panels for the iPad 3 to be shipped this quarter, tip suppliers, iPad 2 ones winding down

6-7 million display panels for the iPad 3 to be shipped this quarter, tip suppliers, iPad 2 ones winding down
After allegedly shipping one million high-resolution display panels for the iPad 3 last quarter, suppliers now tip that Apple has ordered additional 6-7 million units to be shipped in Q1, building up for the eventual March release of the slate. The earlier than usual Chinese New Year allegedly sped up the production volumes as well.

LG, Samsung and Sharp were said to be lined up for production, although recent rumors emerged claiming that Sharp has to do more to satisfy Apple's demands.

Initially, rumor had it, what Sharp's panels couldn't produce, is a low enough price for its high-resolution screen, but seeing that Cupertino is collaborating with the company on a new IGZO display technology, the kinks will probably be ironed out.

The iPad 2 XGA panels, on the other hand, are said to wind down gradually - from 10 million units the last quarter, to 7-8 million this one, thus eventually the iPad 3 panel shipments surpassing those of the iPad 2 next quarter.

The total shipment of iPad 2 panels is estimated to be about 40 million for the whole of 2012, followed by 25 million iPad 2 displays, which is rumored to fall down in price once Apple announces its third generation slate with double the screen resolution, eventual quad-core processor and LTE, plus tailor-made software.

source: Digitimes

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7 Comments

1. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

iPhone 4S was a failure for Apples image independent of the sales because of the 4.50 dollar battery. But the iPad 2 really is an great device (even considering the prices) and the iPad 3 will really rock the tablet world like its predecessors did!

2. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Alan Kay was an inventor of iPad called Dynabook, Steve Jobs took his ideas improved it and marketing it. ALAN KAY is still alive and poor.

3. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

It only rocked the tablet world due to the lack of competition, now your gonna have a new galaxy tab, a new and first nexus tab and windows 8 tablets. lets see what happens, but apple fans are gonna act like apple fans and sheep are gonna act like sheep. uneducated ppl are gonna act uneducated

4. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

@bloodline it doesnt work like that, ppl will buy whatever they want.. if they want a galaxy tab then they will buy it, if the want an iPad then they will buy it..

5. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

you couldnt be anymore wrong, the majority of consumers only believe hype, thats why marketing is so effective. You would be amazed at how meany people the uk think its only the iphone that has apps and even highn speed internet, they think siri is a miracle, all because of marketing. The ipad 3 is a top quality device, no doubt, but dont kid yourself that the average consumer can look past the apple logo because they cant. Alot of people need to be educated so they can spend there money more wisely..... why pay more for less - essentially

7. Baseballer

Posts: 132; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

im an average consumer and i've looked past the logo. I have an iphone 4s cuz the design is just sexy. but i'd love to have a sgs2 and some htc phones. plus i'd rather have a galaxy tab then ipad

6. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

@bloodline it shouldnt matter if its hype, hype has always been in every business, why buy a ferrari or a lamborgini if you can buy a toyota or a hyundai? everyone has their own preference, if they prefer the iPad for whatever reason then theres nothing that you can do about it and if you prefer something else then you are free to buy it..

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