Sharp’s IGZO display will not be seen in 3rd gen iPads

Sharp’s IGZO display will not be seen in 3rd gen iPads
A few weeks ago we reported that DigiTimes was claiming that Apple’s next generation of iPads would sport Sharp’s IGZO displays. Korea’s Electronic Times Internet News (ETN) is reporting that is simply not the case. It says that Samsung Electronics and LG Displays will be the LCD suppliers for Apple’s iPad 3.

Now, the original report from DigiTimes was not completely off the mark. ETN states that Sharp was in the running to be the display supplier, but failed Apple’s approval process for mass production.

Rumors have surfaced claiming the iPad 3 will have a resolution 4 times higher than the iPad 2 and will enter Retina territory by breaking the 300 ppi boundary. If there is any truth to that rumor, chances are we won't be seeing it happen on an IGZO display. Ultimately, as with all Apple rumors – only time will tell.

source: ETN via Patently Apple

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5. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

So will the Ipad3 have a Super AMOLED Plus display with over 300ppi Retina display that would be one sick dispaly

2. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

Apple is not asking.. is paying for them...


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Lay off the koolaid for a moment gallitoking you are completely avoiding the point.

4. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

Is just that we have disscused that Apple has been trying to find other companies that wont copy their designs.. Samsung is the nest option.. but Apple has them on check right now...

1. VinCrel

Posts: 39; Member since: Dec 26, 2011

Quite ironic, Apple sueing Samsung for copying the tablet form factor or so i guess, and Apple will be asking Samsung to make screens for the same device they are being sued for?! Well, I guess, business is business!

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