Apple allegedly telling suppliers to prep for the iPad 4, coming mid-2013 with two-chip LEDs

Apple allegedly telling suppliers to prep for the iPad 4, coming mid-2013 with two-chip LEDs
Those all-knowing "supply chain sources" are chiming in for something so far out in the future as the next generation iPad. Well, for us it seems far out, but Apple undoubtedly has a very good idea what will go into their next iPad unit, so it has allegedly warned suppliers to start prepping with new equipment.

The next-gen iPad will reportedly feature the same 9.7" screen size, but the "Resolutionary" display which be much simplified, with half of the 84 LED units needed now for the backlighting, which complicate the design and consume battery life. The 2013 iPad will be using two-chip packages instead of single chip ones for those LED lights now.

This should lead to reduced power consumption and more internal room, which we have no doubts will be used by Apple to stuff some top-notch features and hardware, or an even bigger battery inside.

source: Digitimes

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33 Comments

8. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

another same looking iPad. it will be mess when buying second hand. are you sure this is 4 and not 3? well it might be the iPad 2. oh wait.it does not have camera, so it is iPad 1 indeed.

13. phonemonkey

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

just like every android phone that repackages the same thing and resells it and you stay mesmerized haha

16. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

there are no 2 Android tablets that looks same, not saying about 4, so I don't know what you taking about.

30. maryaaadil

Posts: 146; Member since: Apr 07, 2012

Ifans think everyone is like Apple. LOL

26. ChiX017

Posts: 308; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

lol....i can imagine

9. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

And still people don't realize it will always look the same year after year

10. AlexYouOC

Posts: 53; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Apple releases a "different" product every year... but its all usually the exact same thing. None of their products differentiate except in size. As long as everything (iPod, iPhone, iPad) is running the same OS, wtf is so special bout getting one over the other ?? Oh yea, 1 is a phone -__-

12. Seymur unregistered

I agree, they need to do some changes with iOS too. Otherwise iPad will be just a Fail.

31. maryaaadil

Posts: 146; Member since: Apr 07, 2012

Still people would buy it.

14. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Reminds me of Indian Car called "Ambassador" ... hasn't changed much in appearance for more than 4 decades ...

32. thelegend6657 unregistered

Exactly most iFans don't really upgrade the device they just update the iOS

11. lauremar

Posts: 181; Member since: Feb 29, 2012

ALLEGEDLY.. Come on now!!!

15. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2125; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Apple needs to merge OSX with their tablets to differentiate. People are tired of the same pattern. It's time the iPhone and iPad merge with OSX. This would kill the market if it happens.

17. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

iPad 4? You meant "the Newer iPad"?

18. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

Newest iPad

19. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

wait, so you mean the new iPad is not going to be new anymore? I don't understand it. :)

22. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

As they say if you cannot convince them then CONFUSE them to make sales :)

28. kyp5035

Posts: 16; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

haha, it'll be called newer ipad, then ipad 5 will be newest ipad, ipad 6 will be newestest ipad

27. cheetah2k

Posts: 2185; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

won't it be the iPad 2? Oh wait....?!

20. Aeires unregistered

Another option is they won't add a single thing, thereby bringing in even more profit. At the same time they'll be new marketing campaigns letting people know the battery lasts longer and weighs less. You'll just have to buy it, because.

23. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

The New IPad: still resolutionary

24. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Apple shouldn't make this ipad unless they make MAJOR changes to, well... EVERY THING!!!! About it, haha ha, I'm I'm cr-razy!!!! Ha. But seriously :|

25. xtremesv

Posts: 299; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

Apple knows they out of ideas to bring something really revolutionary to the iPad, that's why they ditched the number after the product name to disguise every iteration and its lack of new features, so every time you buy an iPad you're simply buying the"new" one, even if that means nothing. They will brag about the new iPad being lighter or having a bigger battery or getting a mega ultra retina display (with an obsolete ratio) that not even a fly eye can properly discern but as long as their OS is a toy system, they will be phased out sooner or later by competition.

29. Luuthian

Posts: 332; Member since: Sep 09, 2011

I find it strange that Apple packs huge batteries into their tablets but refuses to do so in their phones. I would gladly sacrafice a couple milimeters on the iPhone 5 for increased battery capacity.

33. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i want an iPad! as an ereader and a toy...but actually i'd love to buy an iPod 5th gen than an iPhone!!! if i want apps then iPod suits me...while on a phone, N9! and camera, 808 pureview.. and social networking blackberry phone! :)

34. pliskin1

Posts: 59; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Apples naming scheme is funny. But if Apple really wants to be serious, they would do some OSX merging with the ipad, to differentiate from the ipod/iphone.

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