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Apple Begins Certifying Components for 2012 iPad 3, OLED Unlikely

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Digitimes reports that Apple has begun certifying components for the iPad 3 with many Taiwan-based manufacturers actively participating.
Taiwan-based component makers for backlight modules and light bars have received certification from Apple, however, the certification of panels is still in progress, added industry sources.
While there has been talk about Apple considering the use of OLED panels for the next iPad, Digitimes' sources believe that this is unlikely with the iPad 3 and that the next generation iPad will use 9.7" LCD panels.

The timing of the launch for the iPad 3 is in 2012 according to the component makers.

Article Link: Apple Begins Certifying Components for 2012 iPad 3, OLED Unlikely
 

8CoreWhore

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OLED is poor in bright light... non-starter for Apple.

From Wiki:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organic_light-emitting_diode#Disadvantages

Power consumption: While an OLED will consume around 40% of the power of an LCD displaying an image which is primarily black, for the majority of images it will consume 60–80% of the power of an LCD – however it can use over three times as much power to display an image with a white background[69] such as a document or website. This can lead to reduced real-world battery life in mobile devices.
 
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appleguy123

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The iPad 2 is an amazing product that has almost completely satiated my tablet needs. The only feature that could make me upgrade this time is a retina display while maintaining the $499 price point.
 
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Yamcha

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I personally don't think a quad core is necessary on a device like this, but thats just my opinion, I just don't think any task would make any use of all four cores..

I have no intention of buying an iPad :p, but I think a higher resolution screen is what would be a worth while upgrade.. 1024x768 isn't the best for todays web experience..
 
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AppleScruff1

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Even if the iPad 3 is just a re-badged iPad 1 it will still sell in record numbers and Apple won't be able to fill the supply channels anyway.
 
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macse30

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Probably the same form factor as the iPad2 with improved display and processor and camera with one or two surprises. I'll trade up for sure. Love my iPad2.
 
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nuckinfutz

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For iPad 3 I'm going to need

Higher resolution screen.
Much Much better cameras. HD Facetime please.
Bluetooth 4.0
SD card slots
450Mbit 802.11n
4G LTE cellular
NFC

credit card reader built right in (joking)
 
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ten-oak-druid

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Hurry up with an E-ink ipad.

And also allow SIM cards to be moved from iphone to ipad and back so that only one need be carried at a time.
 
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olternaut

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OLED is poor in bright light... non-starter for Apple.

From Wiki:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organic_light-emitting_diode#Disadvantages

Power consumption: While an OLED will consume around 40% of the power of an LCD displaying an image which is primarily black, for the majority of images it will consume 60–80% of the power of an LCD – however it can use over three times as much power to display an image with a white background[69] such as a document or website. This can lead to reduced real-world battery life in mobile devices.

What type of OLED are you talking about? Is what you are quoting the same for Super AMOLED? Or the recently updated Super AMOLED plus?
 
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Shadow Runner

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I hardly care if it has OLED. I think most of us here would much rather see doubled resolution.

Even if that is the only upgrade, if the prices stay the same, I'd buy one. I had the first iPad and thought it was just okay. I was not thrilled with the screen. My eyes are very good at seeing up close so those pixels stood out to me. (I can see iPhone 4 pixels if I look carefully enough)
 
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KylePowers

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After skipping iPad 1 and hopping onto the iPad 2 bandwagon, I think I'd like to see in the next iteration:

  • Retina Display (going from iPhone 4 to iPad 2 is noticeable)
  • HD cameras front and back (I Facetime my girlfriend and mother quite often)
  • Lighter (it's simply too heavy to hold in one hand for extended periods of time)
  • Faster CPU/GPU (the faster the better, right?)
  • More RAM (the more the better, right?)
  • Bigger storage options (the bigger the better, right?)
  • Some sort of stand would be nice (I don't like having to use a 3rd party case)

I like the prototypes other companies are showing off with phones that slide into tablets... that way all your apps, files, etc are all on one device. It's a pretty neat concept that I think Apple could execute perfectly. It's pretty annoying having to buy separate apps for iPhone and iPad, syncing them with different files/songs/movies, etc etc.
 
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Full of Win

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Hurry up with an E-ink ipad.

And also allow SIM cards to be moved from iphone to ipad and back so that only one need be carried at a time.

They can be moved, it's pretty easy to use an iPhone sim in an iPad and an iPad SIM in an iPhone. The barriers to SIM switching are carrier imposed, Apple has very little to no input.
 
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ThunderSkunk

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The only 2 things that stand out as performance bottlenecks for me are the weak antenna (always a bar less than a nearby iPhone4), and the USB/30pin interface. Syncing 64GB of data... bleaaaaa. Thunderbolt would make that zip by, and even allow for some external touch-display functionality when used with a workstation or MBP as well. Would be awesomely awesome.

Lighter weight would always be welcome. ...and maybe an edge that's not so sharp to dig into you while you hold it. Maybe.

I'm not sure what a quad-core processor would do that this doesn't already do without a hitch. I can't think of a single time where I thought "shoot, if only this processor could process more faster." And I'd rather have a low-power, more visible display than a zillion more pixels to spend muscle & battery pushing. I like facetimes ability to run pretty low bandwidth, so I'm not sure how a hi-res vidcam would help.
 
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42streetsdown

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i can't see apple using OLED anytime soon. The technology still has too many issues for apple to choose it. you get things like burn in, and color balance issues.

As for retina displays on the ipad; I think it would be very costly for apple and therefore the customer. a larger screen allows more chances for defects.
 
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