WSJ report confirms iPad 3 with Retina Display delayed until early 2012

first_imgJust three days ago we heard some rather unfortunate rumors purporting that the iPad 3 was seeing delays due to Retina Display problems. The report said that Apple had supposedly canceled orders with its suppliers due to yield rate issues in the production of the Retina Display. That meant we won’t be seeing the iPad 3 until at least next year, most likely spring of 2012.The Wall Street Journal is echoing that sentiment in a report released today. “People familiar with the situation” have stated the iPad 3 will in fact have the Retina Display with a 2048-by-1536 pixel resolution, or four times the 1024 x 768 pixel resolution on the first two iPads. Suppliers said that Apple had placed orders for a 9.7-inch screen device as well as the chips to go with it.So, if what the WSJ is saying is true, Apple will begin a trial production in October and will release the iPad 3 in early 2012. The original iPad was released on April 3, 2010, and the iPad 2 was released on March 11, 2011, so it would make sense for Apple to wait some time to release the iPad 3. If the company did in fact announce it at the same time as it releases its new line of iPods and (hopefully) the iPhone 5 in September or October, that would only be seven or eight months since the last generation iPad was made available, and those people who bought the iPad 2 might feel slighted. If Apple stays on its pattern, perhaps the iPad 3 will be released in February, since the iPad 2 was released one month earlier than the original.We still haven’t heard any word from Apple on this, so this information is still in the “rumor” category. However, it does come from the WSJ which is one of the first truly credible sources from which we’ve heard iPad 3 reports.More at the WSJlast_img

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