Posts Tagged ‘iPad 3’
According to the report of AllThingsD, Apple will hold an event to launch the iPad 3 in the first week of March.
Sources say the company has chosen the first week in March to debut the successor to the iPad 2, and will do so at one of its trademark special events. The event will be held in San Francisco, presumably at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Apple’s preferred location for big announcements like these. No word yet on a street date for the iPad 3 (assuming that’s what it’s called), though my guess is retail availability will follow roughly the same schedule as that of the iPad 2: Available for purchase a week or so after the event.
Last year, Apple introduced the iPad 2 with a media event on March 2, following that up with the first round of launches on March 11.
Japanese blog brings us a photo, which shows a 9.7-inch LCD panel. It is said that this panel is said to be a 2048×1536 high-resolution display set for inclusion in the iPad 3 made by Sharp. The panel shows three ribbon cables connecting the display to its circuit board, in line with a previously-leaked photo of a claimed iPad 3 panel. The iPad 2 panel only utilizes two ribbon cables, with the additional cable on the new panel thought to be required to support its higher resolution.
RepairLabs has just releases a photo of what is claimed to the inside of the rear shell of the iPad 3. This photo came from an industry insider in China. Compared with an iPad 2 case, the mounts of the iPad 3 shell for the logic board were quite different. One of the most notable is an apparently narrower logic board that could make room for an expanded battery.
According to the report of Digitimes, Apple has asked its manufacturing partners Samsung, LG and Chimei Innolux to reduce the shipping of display panels used in the iPad 2 in this quarter. Market watchers believe that Apple is finally clearing the decks for the production and distribution of the next generation iPad 3. According to the report, Apple stockpiled components for an extra 4-5 million iPad 2 units during the third quarter, allowing it to reduce its orders for the fourth quarter.
Sales of iPads at the end market totaled 11.12 million units in the third quarter of 2011, according to data released by Apple. However, inventories of parts and components prepared by the makers in the supply chain for the production of iPad 2 in the quarter are sufficient for the production of 15-16 million iPads, leaving a stockpile of 4-5 million units of iPad 2 in the supply chain, the sources noted.
Apple should have no problem retailing its iPad 2 stocks in the final quarter of the year though. With the holiday season coming up, the company is sure to see a rise in sales of its hugely successful product line.
According to the, Simplo Technology and Dynapack International Technology have been awarded contracts to produce the battery for the Apple iPad 3.
The new battery will be thinner and lighter–which either open the door for a thinner design or make room for a potentially thicker high-resolution Retina display.
According to Ashok Kumar, an analyst at Rodman & Renshaw, Apple has begun production on an incremental upgrade for the iPad 2.
“Apple is…expected to roll out a premium version of iPad 2–a higher resolution screen, front-/rear- facing HD cameras–in the current quarter…”
“It looks like Hon Hai is going into production with this new SKU…”
The new iPad version will be released this quarter and will be available alongside the current iPad 2. It is said that the new tablet will be called the Apple iPad Pro, and it is for the professional market.
Taiwanese site, Economic Daily News, posted an article, which suggests that Apple will be releasing the third generation of iPad – iPad 3. And the resolution of the iPad 3 will approach 2560 x 1920 in a 9.7″ screen which would be over 6 times the current number of pixels used in the display of the iPad 1 and iPad 2. Now the resolution of the iPad 2 is 1024×768.
According to a movie industry insider, the next Apple iPad 3 will be equipped with a 3D screen. Also sources from iPad manufacturer Foxconn prove the 3D plans. Apple has clearly been exploring 3D technology over the years.