Apple iPad 3 For 2H11 Cancelled
Now here a bit of a shake up if the information turns out to be true. Those that may have been expecting the Apple iPad 3 to make an appearance sometime in the second half of the year, might be in for a bit of a disappointment as the word is the next generation Apple iPad may not be coming when thought.
According to an article over on 9to5 Mac, the source of most rumours Apple, Digitimes is reporting that Apple has apparently cancelled the supply schedule for the Apple iPad 3 for the second half of 2011.
Apparently the launch of the iPad 3 was set for the 2nd half of the year with 1.5 to 2 million tablets for Q3 along with 5 to 6 million tablets in Q4, however according to the report unnamed sources have noticed that those figures have been deleted, so basically cancelled.
Again according to the sources, it is believed that the yield rate of the 2048 x 1536 9.7-inch panels may be the cause for the launch cancellation, panels that are mainly supplied by Sharp with LG and Samsung also apparently unable to deliver a good yield.
There for the sources say that it is unlikely the Apple iPad 3 will be mass-produced as per original schedule. Another reason according to the unnamed sources is that the Apple iPad 3 requires a bigger backlight, however a singer edge light bar doesn’t comes up to satisfactory levels and this could also delay the launch of Apple’s next iOS tablet.
Of course this once again sits firmly in the realms of rumour for the time being, as anything to do with the Apple iPad 3 was of course just rumour in the first place, as Apple has never come forward and said they would be launching the iPad 3 in the second half of 2011, so if true then perhaps we will see the iPad 3 surface sometime in 2012.
So, if we take this latest piece of tablet news on face value, there will be no release of the Apple iPad 3 this year, which may possibly disappoint the iOS faithful, but then again as the saying goes, all good things comes to he who waits, so you’ll have to console yourself with the iPhone 5, if that also appears as speculated of course.