Apple has already begun certifying components for its third generation iPad, and the company is currently focussing on display manufacturers – which will reportedly feature LG, Samsung and more.
The news comes from Digitimes, who published a report on the matter earlier today. According to the website:
Apple has begun certifying components for iPad 3 and many Taiwan-based makers are actively participating. Some makers have already landed certification such as Radiant Opto-Electronics with LED backlight units, according to industry sources.
While some rumors have claimed that the iPad 3 will feature an AMOLED (Active-Matrix OLED) display, Digitimes speculates that this is unlikely – mainly because Apple will want to maintain the tablet’s 9.7 inch screen.
Other rumors outline a Retina display (or even just a higher resolution display) for the iPad 3, although this depends entirely upon whether Apple can make a HQ iPad 3 screen cost effective. (Remember, Apple has maintained a “fixed” price for the current iPad, and will likely do the same with the third generation tablet.)
We’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, let us know what features you’re hoping the iPad 3 to boast in the comments.