A couple of days ago, in a report issued by CNet, DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim claimed that the iPad 3 panels will feature dual LED light bar raising the screen`s resolution to 2084× 1536 and the iPad 3 will be thinner than the iPad two. For those reasons, the iPad 3 panel will be manufactured by three suppliers, Sharp, SamSung and LGD ensuring by this enough devices at the time of launch set in March 2012.

WSJ issued a report confirming that Apple will be using LCD panels from Sharp for its iPad 3 as well as the LCD panels for the sixth-generation iPhone. According to WSJ, both devices will arrive early 2012 and will feature a Retina display and faster processor.

The person also said Apple is also investing in facilities at Sharp’s panel manufacturing factories in Japan, without specifying the amount being invested, highlighting Apple’s plans to work with multiple component makers to ensure that it can secure enough parts to make its popular iPhones and iPads.

Osaka-based Sharp makes liquid crystal displays, which are widely used in tablets, smartphones and flat-screen televisions. Sharp already supplies LCD panels for Apple’s iPhone smartphones, according to the person. The company will be supplying panels for the next iPhone, which is also expected to launch sometime next year, the person added.
The report suggests that Sharp is already providing the display on the iPhone 4S and that of the 8G iPhone 4. Looks like Sharp is talking Samsung`s place.


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