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Apple iPad 3, Unable to Appear Until 2012 Due to Retina Display Issues

Written on August 16, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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According to sources, Apple cancels the supply of iPad 3 in 2011 because of higher-resolution display shortages.

According to Digitimes, the company will be pushing the release of to year 2012 due to some shortages of a high-resolution .

was originally set to launch its iPad 3 in the second half of 2011 with a supply volume of 1.5-2 million units in the third quarter and 5-6 million in the fourth quarter, but ’s supply chain partners have recently discovered that the related figures have all already been deleted,” the sources pointed out.

The sources also believed that poor yield rate of the 9.7-inch panel with 2,048 x 1,536 pixel resolution display might be the major cause of the delay. In fact, Apple’s other supply partners, Electronics and Display, are also unlikely to have a good yield, making them a contributing factor for the held off.

“Sources from panel players also pointed out that the 9.7-inch panel with high resolution requires a much larger backlight source and a single edge light bar is hardly able to reach satisfaction levels. Due to iPad 3’s requirements over the physical thinness, rich color support and toughness will all conflict with the panel’s technology restrictions; therefore, this could cause a delay in the launch.”

Although the company is experiencing few issues with regards to its next-generation iPad, Apple is still capable of continuing the sales of iPad 2. Earlier reports claimed that the suppliers stay on the beam to produce over 28 million iPad 2 devices in the second half of 2011.

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