Apple Cancels iPad 3 Supply for 2011
Apple has allegedly cancelled its iPad 3 supply schedule for the second half of 2011 according to DigiTimes, forcing other tablet PC brand vendors that are set to launch same-level product to compete, to follow suit and delay their launch. Rumors have speculated that Apple would launch a third generation tablet at an upcoming media event this Fall, but sources overseas have confirmed that Apple has in fact postponed its launch for a later date.
"Apple 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 Apple's supply chain partners have recently discovered that the related figures have all already been deleted, the sources pointed out."
The next iPad was rumored to feature a higher density 2,048 x 1,536; 9.7-inch display. According to the sources, the high price and the technology restrictions of the display components Apple orders from manufacturers like Sharp, Samsung and LG may be the major reasons have hindered the company from being able to mass produce its next tablet for 2011 and cause a delay in the launch.
"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."
However, Apple is still expected to unveil the next iPhone this Fall, with rumors suggesting that two new iPhone models could be introduced at once, but those details remain a mystery.
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