“Production has started on the high-resolution displays destined for the next-generation iPad, while Apple eyes a 7.85-inch iPad further down the road, an analyst told CNET today,” Brooke Crothers reports for CNET.
“‘It’s happening–QXGA, 2048×1536. Panel production has started [for the next-generation iPad]. There’s three suppliers,’ Richard Shim, an analyst at DisplaySearch, said in an interview today,” Crothers reports. “Shim confirmed other reports that cite three companies, Samsung, Sharp, and LGD.”
Crothers reports, “The 2048×1536 screen will be the centerpiece the of next-generation iPad, or so-called iPad 3. That resolution is a quantum leap over iPad 2 which uses a more pedestrian 1024-by-768 display. Apple is also expressing interest in making a mini-iPad based on a 7.85-inch screen, according to Shim. That would come later in 2012, possibly in the second half sometime, he said. ‘If there’s demand there. There’s no reason they wouldn’t build a 7.85-inch iPad,’ Shim said.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]