Apple iPad 2's screen to be LCD due to OLED/AMOLED shortages

Apple iPad 2's screen to be LCD due to OLED/AMOLED shortages
We reported to you that the OLED and AMOLED shortages that hampered the mass production of quite a few devices (for example, the HTC DROID Incredible) are soon to be a thing of the past. However, it seems that the brilliant Smiths' song "How Soon is Now" is very actual again, since this "soon" is rumoured to be "not soon enough" for the next generation iPad.

The iPad 2 is supposed to be released in Q1 2011/ April 2011 and it is reported there is no chance that the Samsung Mobile Display team will be able to produce enough OLED/AMOLED displays in time for the much-anticipated next generation iPad to use them. That's to say that Apple will have to stick with the tried and tested LCD technology.

Just to remind you what a previous rumour stated - that Samsung has scheduled a Q3 2011 release for its own 7-inch (Super) AMOLED-using tablet, so we guess it's safe to assume that (Super) AMOLED may become a standard for the high-end tablets in the very near future.

source: OLED-Display via Electricpig UK


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