Apple Begins Certifying Components for 2012 iPad 3, OLED Unlikely

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    Digitimes reports that Apple has begun certifying components for the iPad 3 with many Taiwan-based manufacturers actively participating.
    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
  2. nuckinfutz macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2002
    Middle Earth
  3. Yamcha macrumors 68000

    Mar 6, 2008
    Too bad, OLED would've been awesome for battery life..
  4. 8CoreWhore, May 31, 2011
    Last edited: May 31, 2011

    8CoreWhore macrumors 68020


    Jan 17, 2008
    Big D
    OLED is poor in bright light... non-starter for Apple.

    From Wiki:

    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.
  5. derek1984 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 5, 2008
    Just give me retina and I will finally get an iPad.
  6. CristobalHuet macrumors 65816


    Jan 18, 2008
    At this point, I think a higher-res screen has to be a given, not to mention the quad-core successor to the A5.
  7. appleguy123 macrumors 603


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    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.
  8. ciTiger macrumors 6502a


    Jan 25, 2011
    Portugal (Porto)
    DO you think it will be redesigned to be thinner and lighter?
  9. Yamcha macrumors 68000

    Mar 6, 2008
    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..
  10. AppleScruff1 macrumors G3


    Feb 10, 2011
    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.
  11. appleguy123 macrumors 603


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    I'm not sure I'd want it to be much thinner. It would probably be uncomfortable to hold. :) The iPad has the perfect shape right now, IMO. Lighter might be nice though.
  12. toddybody Guest


    May 13, 2010
    On Mars, thinking about my father...
    Hear hear...the iPad 2 already feels perfect, with exception to the weight. All I'm really interested in is the rumored 300+dpi display...quad core would be the cherry on top:p
  13. macse30 macrumors regular


    Jul 30, 2009
    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.
  14. nuckinfutz macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2002
    Middle Earth
    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

    credit card reader built right in (joking)
  15. Thex1138 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 17, 2009
    Sydney, Australia
  16. FlameofAnor macrumors regular

    Feb 23, 2011
    Indeed, the iPad 3 will be a flexible sheet of glass. ;)
  17. ten-oak-druid macrumors 68000


    Jan 11, 2010
    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.
  18. Nukemkb macrumors 6502a


    Mar 12, 2006
    Columbia, SC
    It will need to have something really special to get my iPad 2 out of my hands! :D
  19. olternaut macrumors 6502a

    Dec 10, 2007
    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?
  20. olternaut macrumors 6502a

    Dec 10, 2007
    It doesn't have to be thinner. If they could make it lighter somehow that would be awesome.
  21. Shadow Runner macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2010
    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)
  22. KylePowers macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2011
    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.
  23. Full of Win macrumors 68030

    Full of Win

    Nov 22, 2007
    Ask Apple
    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.
  24. ThunderSkunk macrumors 68020


    Dec 31, 2007
    Colorado & Ontario
    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.
  25. 42streetsdown macrumors 6502a


    Feb 12, 2011
    Gallifrey, 5124
    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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