Samsung, LG, Sharp shipping displays for next-gen Apple iPad, say sources

“Samsung Electronics, LG Display and Sharp reportedly shipped a total of one million units of high-resolution flat panels for next-generation iPads to Apple in October and will ramp up shipments to two million units in November, according to industry sources,” Rebecca Kuo, Yenting Chen, and Steve Shen report for DigiTimes.

“The specifications of touch modules for the new iPad are comparable to those set for iPad 2,” Kuo, Chen, and Shen report. “Meanwhile, Apple is also reportedly developing a new panel in 7.85-inch size, and AU Optronics (AUO) and LG Display have already delivered samples to Apple for verification. But it remains to be seen if Apple will expand the members for its next-generation iPad, commented the sources.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]


  1. Hurry up with the next gen iPad already!

    These things are like phones in that a lot of people will upgrade in alternate generations. I.e., hop from 1st generation to 3rd, 2nd to 4th, etc. More precisely, a CNDY graph for customer buying patterns in light of product CAKE curves, adjusted for PBAJ, suggest the impact of evolving technology (CPU speeds, memory increases, software advances, etc.) on 1st generation iPad owners. Myself among them… I skipped the 2nd gen, but will buy the 3rd.

    1. I’m with you on this. Apple’s products are so damn good they just keep on working. However the newer versions are soooo compelling we just can’t resist the urge to upgrade.

      Apple has broken the age old manufacturing mantra of planned obsolescence. Remember that arguement: if we build it too good, it won’t wear out and we won’t sell as many. Apple figured out that quality will overcome this by building INSANELY GREAT LOYALTY, as long as they continue to offer great innovations. Both components are required for the equation to work.

      And Steve knew this from the very beginning.

  2. Yep, that confirms it. Apple is on the verge of collapse. Look for an iPad3 announcement just before CES, as Apple once again sucks all the Oxygen out of the air.
    Also look for everyone who got an iPad2 under the Christmas tree to be royally pissed off for six months, only to get over it in time for next Christmas.
    Lather, rinse, repeat.

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