We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,258 News Articles

No iPad 3 in 2011 - report

Insufficient supply of Retina displays blamed

There will be no iPad 3 in 2011, it has been claimed, due to a lack of Retina displays.

 

Digitimes reports that Apple had at one stage planned to release a third-generation iPad with a much higher resolution of its predecessors in 2011.

However, it was forced to change its plans when it became obvious that Samsung and LG wouldn't be able to meet demands for 9.7-inch, 2048 x 1536 touch panels. Sharp also supplies such panels but the report claims Apple baulked at the price.

There are also concerns that the backlighting source needed to power higher-resolution touchscreens is too bulky to fit into Apple's proposed iPad 3. This could cause additional delays to the launch, the report said.

Supply of the iPad 2 in the second half of 2011 will still be between 28-30 million units with the company well on course to ship more than 40 million iPads over the whole year.


IDG UK Sites

Acer Aspire R11 review: Hands-on with the 360 laptop and tablet convertible

IDG UK Sites

Apple Watch release day: Twitter reacts

IDG UK Sites

See how Framestore created a shape-shifting, oil and metal based creature for Shell

IDG UK Sites

Apple Watch buying guide, price list & where to buy today: Which Apple Watch model, size, material,?......