“Apple has begun certifying components for iPad 3 and many Taiwan-based makers are actively participating. Some makers have already landed certification such as Radiant Opto-Electronics with LED backlight units, according to industry sources,” Rebecca Kuo and Jackie Chang report for DigiTimes.
“There are market rumors that iPad 3 will adopt AMOLED panels and Apple management has been visiting Samsung Electronics for this matter,” Kuo and Chang report. “However, industry sources said this is unlikely to happen and iPad 3 will still adopt 9.7-inch LCD panels.”
Kuo and Chang report, “According to component makers, the timing for the launch of iPad 3 should be in 2012. Taiwan-based firms think iPad 2 will become the mainstream and Apple will lower its price to compete with other tablet PCs.”
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[Attribution: AppleInsider. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]