According to DigiTimes, companies in Taiwan are clamoring to obtain licenses to manufacture parts for the next generation iPad. If the site is correct in its findings, it would mean that the iPad 3 is on course for a release in 2012 – as expected.
Unfortunately, as previously suspected, the iPad 3 will not have AMOLED displays supplied Samsung. Instead it will most likely stick with the LCD panels. There’s no word on resolution yet. However, Apple is expected to carry on selling the iPad 2 at a lower price point to scare away competitors in the tablet market:
“According to component makers, the timing for the launch of iPad 3 should be in 2012.Â Taiwan-based firms think iPad 2 will become the mainstream and Apple will lower its price to compete with other tablet PCs.”