The iPad 3 high-resolution screen turns out too difficult to produce in volume... again

The iPad 3 high-resolution screen turns out too difficult to produce in volume... again
Here we go again. Steve Jobs must be turning into you know what now, since for the umpteenth time we hear rumors that the high-resolution 2048x1536 pixels display for the third generation of the venerable iPad is stalling the launch plans.

The last rumor was that LG, Samsung and Sharp are sharing the burden for the production of this mythical display, since Sharp's new p-Si LCDs comes out too expensive for Apple, but LG and Samsung weren't able to supply mass quantities of their own high-res technologies to satisfy Apple's supply chain demands. Cupertino was even said to buy equipment for Sharp in order to spearhead the production of its displays, which are also rumored to end in the next iPhone in 2012.

The tipster who now reconfirmed that everyone and their dog is still in the planning stages for the iPad 3 screens, although production is supposed to start next month, and 1.5 million units done by year-end, says: "[LG and Samsung] have production plans for 2,048x1,536 displays. Starting in November. But those are only plans at this point. It's not a question of making just one. This, of course, can be done. The challenge is making lots of them. This is a quantum leap in pixel density. This hasn't been done before."

The display is to have brightness of 550 nits, which is on par with the iPhone 4 and 4S, but there is an interim solution planned apparently, for 1600x1200 displays, which can be done in abundance. It's not likely that Apple will settle for less, though, so it will probably keep pushing the manufacturers to give their best, and the iPad 3 keep getting postponed.

We know both Samsung and LG have high-res tablet screens in the works, and Samsung already demoed one 10-incher with the astonishing 2560x1600 pixels, thanks to the PenTile matrix used, but it has no set plans yet for it. In any case, it looks that the transition to high-res screens for tablets won't come as smooth as it is undergoing now with smartphones. Not to mention that such screen would benefit from the quad-core Apple A6 that is just entering the production plan stages.

via CNET

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iPad 3
  • Display 9.7" 2048 x 1536 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Apple A5X, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 11560 mAh

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13 Comments

1. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Samsung already demoed one 10-incher with the astonishing 2560x1600 pixels, thanks to the PenTile matrix used. iPad display by Sharp 2048x1536 is postpone. Samsung beat Apple in a Display and Components Wars but lost Patent Wars.

7. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

sad but true.

5. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

It's all about economy. Apple pays, Samsung delivers.

6. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

apple can do an ipad "S" exactly the same as ipad but with Siri so the fans will buy that

8. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Agreed it will be the ipad 2s next,exact same device but with a revolutionary screen unlock animation. Then will come the ipad 2ssssssssss,the extra s's are for the snake noises apple will make when announcing the device!

9. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

Holly crap you are a troll! At least you are funny about it...lol

10. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

and with the usual marketing system as before "secret prototype lost in a bar" + some photo samples maybe taken by the camera + lot of posts by taco about new features seen before only in star wars but finally there are none except some ideas stolen from android + 1 million sold the first day + not enough ipad S for the big huge demand + etc etc same story again and again as usual with apple marketing

11. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

didnt ipad 2 get siri with ios5?

12. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

No. Only iPhone 4S gets Siri at present.

13. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Siri is only in 4 countries only,Apple doesn't care about anyone in other countries until "sometime down along the line" They'll take the money for last years phone of those countries people no bother though

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