Sharp and Samsung rumored to be the two display panel suppliers for the upcoming Apple iPad Pro

Sharp and Samsung rumored to be the two display panel suppliers for the upcoming Apple iPad Pro
According to a new report from Taiwan, Sharp and Samsung will be the two companies that will provide display panels for the upcoming Apple iPad Pro / Plus

This fresh rumor suggests that the iPad Pro will be launched at some point in late Q3 or early Q4. In the past, Apple launched new iPad models in either October or November, and it would certainly make a lot of sense for the company to launch the new iPad Pro alongside updated iPad Air and iPad Mini models.

The report also suggests that Sharp, a traditional display panel supplier for Apple iPhones and iPads, will be the primary display supplier for the upcoming productivity-centered iPad. In fact, the report actually claims that, at launch, Sharp could be the sole supplier. Allegedly, Samsung will fill in the role of a secondary supplier, as the company is rumored to start manufacturing iPad Pro panels in September. Furthermore, the report claims that Apple considered including LG-manufactured display panels in some iPad Pro units, but that these plans were abandoned due to low yields.

A discovery made in the iOS 9 source code has previously revealed that the Apple iPad Pro is likely to come with a 12.9-inch display running a resolution of 2,048 by 2,732 pixels at a PPI of 264.

As with all rumors, especially iPad Pro rumors, make sure to digest this info with a pinch of salt. 

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10 Comments

1. gaming64 unregistered

I don't see a reason in buying a big iPad with iOS on steroids and a screen that would only fill the enlarged OS. Should have made an OS X/iOS hybrid.

2. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I would have to agree with you here. It would have been nice if it ran full OSX but its not designed for touch. I dont see the point in this thing.

5. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

I might consider (depending on price) to buy this one. Since I want a tablet with stylus and new note tablet is no where to look for right now.

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

And the planet will still rotate on its axis at 1,033 MPH.

4. waddup121 unregistered

interesting partnership.

10. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

Not really, seeing as it's the same as for all their other phones and tablets.

6. jonathanalexander9

Posts: 61; Member since: May 04, 2015

how about iPad Air 3?

7. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Apple is always known for akward resolutions.

8. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

That's how the sheep likes it!

9. gaming64 unregistered

Uhhh hello! 5k iMacs?

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