Rumor: Apple Receiving Retina Displays For Next iPad

According to a report, Samsung, LG and Sharp have shipped a million displays to Apple in October and are ramping their production to two million units in November. Assembly of the new iPads is reportedly scheduled for January 2012.

iPad 2 production appears to be in the range of about 15 to 16 million units, according to Digitimes, and Apple appears to be taken steps to do some inventory control as display suppliers CMI and LG dropped their shipments last month. Will Apple be introducing a new iPad early next year? Your guess is as good as ours, but the rumors are surely getting more specific and analysts are generally expecting Apple to diversify its iPad line with cheaper products in Q1 2012.

Digitimes noted that Apple may have received 7.85-inch displays as well, but it is rather unlikely that the company will be deviating from its current form factor as Steve Jobs explained to the press and analysts that 10 inches is the ideal space and smaller sizes don't work for tablets.

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  • chumly
    "rather unlikely that the company will be deviating from its current form factor as Steve Jobs explained to the press"

    Newsflash: He's dead and not in charge anymore.
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  • chumly
    "rather unlikely that the company will be deviating from its current form factor as Steve Jobs explained to the press"

    Newsflash: He's dead and not in charge anymore.
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  • alidan
    whysobluepandabearI don't get this. Apple sued Samsung, and Samsung is shipping them panels? This is like one of those weird court TV shows -- suing my best friend for $500, but then we hang out afterwards at a local sports bar.


    no its more like this, and ill make a fake example

    apple has 1000$
    they send samsung 500$
    apple gets 1000$ per phone

    samsung makes phone, takes apple market share

    apple sues samsung, but still pays it for parts.

    apple gets more money, samsung still makes money.

    its like a parasite that is beneficial to its host.
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  • alidan
    whysobluepandabearSamsung should just decimate Apple. The SII is by far the best Android phone on the market. If they improved it, and kept at it - they'd destroy Apple. Also, make affordable monitors that take lead to their Super AMOLED screens currently on their phones. Apple relies on other manufacturers -- Samsung not so much. People are too scared to cut off Apple, because they fail at marketing and presenting products.


    apple, as much of a stereotype it is, has a built in user base that will guarantee millions of sales even with minimal marketing.

    the marketing they do put out is geared twards making people who arent at the zealot stage, think apple is the best ever, and mostly due to the iphone, they now have an extremely large user base who will buy the next whatever they make.

    samsung verywell has beat the apple in the phone and tablet area with its products, but people dont know it, even if they sunk a billion into marketing (a worth while amount, seeing it will seed the future of their products) they still probably wont convince enough to get it to make severing ties with apple viable option.

    remember this is a coperation that has stocks, if the investors dont like a move, such as dumping someone who bought 200+million products, it would be a worse fallout than just the initial apple revenue stopping.

    to top it off, potential buyers are getting locked out by injunctions and such.
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