Apple chooses 3 companies to meet production needs for iPad 3 Retina Display

Apple chooses 3 companies to meet production needs for iPad 3 Retina Display
Apple has been stymied this year in its efforts to produce a Retina Display for its next-gen iPad (presumed to be named iPad 3). Test panels have met expectations, but ramping up production volume has been a slower-than-expected process, leading Apple to delay the iPad 3 until 2012.

The solution, according to industry supply-chain observer DigiTimes, was to bring Sharp in as a new partner to supplement the displays being produced by LG and Samsung. According to reports a million of the new high-resolution displays were produced in October, with the number expected to climb to 2 million units a month in November.

If all goes as expected, assembly of the final iPads could begin in Foxconn factories in January 2012, which could mean we’ll see an iPad 3 announcement around the end of Q1, the same time frame as the first two iPad models were announced.

It is expected that the iPad 3’s Retina Display will allow the device to be used in industrial fields where a higher level of visual precision is necessary. It is expected to appeal to consumers as well, enabling higher definition movie watching and gaming.

Are any of you out there planning to pick an iPad 3 up when it ships?

source: DigiTimes via electronista

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25 Comments

1. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

Nice.

2. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

First. Wow, way to go Apple.

7. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

You love being first even when you're second.

20. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

I bet if you didn't write first you would've been first

3. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

It's gonna be legend wait for it... Wait for it.... dary!!!

5. Hallucinator

Posts: 390; Member since: May 24, 2010

I always enjoy a good Barney quote

13. TheStig

Posts: 9; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I only have one rule...haha

4. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

soo apple is using a samsung, lg or sharp display in the ipad 3? keyword SAMSUNG wtf they sue then they go to samsung for help with their displays

6. Hallucinator

Posts: 390; Member since: May 24, 2010

Welcome to big business

10. iDroidx650

Posts: 83; Member since: May 26, 2010

Samsung Mobile is separate from Samsungs manufacturing business.

8. dirtydirty00

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 21, 2011

enough with the word retina. ive had enough with these silly complex words... it might work on your average isheeep and other uneducated cronies, but not on me.

9. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

Would you rather it be called jellybeans?

11. LewsTherin006

Posts: 140; Member since: Nov 18, 2011

that would be cool, jellybean display. everything you see would be in jelly vision. 0_0

12. deago78

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

"Retina" is a complex word?

15. TheStig

Posts: 9; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

If "Retina" is a complex word for some folks, I can only imagine what Otolaryngology means to him.

16. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

He's a fandroid. Anything over two syllables is a little hard on him.

22. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Use polysyllabic and the rest of us will know what you mean.

14. deago78

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Allow me to make an equally uneducated comment: You're dumb.

17. jdcxxx

Posts: 15; Member since: Nov 14, 2011

It will probably need a more powerful processor along with more ram to support the beefed up resolution. I wonder how it will affect the battery life

18. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

Nah. Dunno probably not.

19. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

I hope a bigger battery comes along as well.

23. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Probably a smaller and lighter battery but better battery technology. Apple has been working on battery technology for a long time.

21. rcrider4

Posts: 118; Member since: Nov 14, 2011

Battery life has been a focus for Apple with the iPad in the past, so I doubt they would allow it to drop too much, if at all.

24. jacko unregistered

apple is always behind in tech why do u think they copy to get the res of a retina display it would have to have around 2600p X 1800p on its 9.7inch to get 326ppi notice i said around so i dont see that happening

25. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

Behind in tech? yes and no. In some things they're ahead in tech. And in some things behind.

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