I’m still surprised I managed to put my hands on an iPad, and people are already talking about the next generation. Guess we all saw that coming, and it’s not a problem anyway: if Apple releases a new model of each product every day, then you can expect the rumors spreading at any time.
“Apple reportedly has started development of the second generation iPad using the same design concept as for the iPhone 4G, and will use an OLED panel, according to sources in the component industry. Apple is said to be aiming to launch the device in 2011, but a Digitimes Research senior analyst said the cost of OLED panels are much too high for the iPad.
Major panel makers are investing more in OLED production, with Samsung Electronics currently boasting the most OLED capacity. LG Display (LGD) acquired Eastman Kodak’s OLED division last year, while AU Optronics (AUO) plans to restart its OLED production in 2011.
The sources with the components sector said OLED panel prices are expected to drop and make it more price friendly for the iPad.”
And there you have it. OLED screen,even faster processor, front facing camera and additional storage: that’s what you’ll be hearing in the next months.
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