Just as we started to hope Santa’s sack would be brimming with iPad 3s this Christmas, our dreams have been dashed by a DigiTimes source. It confirms that Apple did plan to release the Retina Display armed iPad 3 towards the end of 2011, but owing to poor display supplies from LG and Samsung, the orders have been cancelled.
There’s no mention of the legal battles over patents as a factor. Another issue is lighting the 9.7in 2,048 x 1,536px screen while keeping the iPad colourful, thin and strong – the single edge light bar currently used won’t cut it.
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