This year’s launch of Apple’s much anticipated iPad 3 has apparently hit a stall wall. Quite frankly, it’s not going to happen. Why? According to this latest report, “Apple was originally set to launch its iPad 3 in the second half of 2011 with a supply volume of 1.5-2 million units in the third quarter and 5-6 million in the fourth quarter, but Apple’s supply chain partners have recently discovered that the related figures have all already been deleted, the sources pointed out.”
The iPad 3 is rumored to have a resolution of 2048×1536 and also have a Retina Display. The report seems to link this with the delay. Here is what the source stated,
Sources from panel players also pointed out that the 9.7-inch panel with high resolution requires a much larger backlight source and a single edge light bar is hardly able to reach satisfaction levels. Due to iPad 3’s requirements over the physical thinness, rich color support and toughness will all conflict with the panel’s technology restrictions; therefore, this could cause a delay in the launch.
With all of that, the new scheduled launch appears to be sometime in 2012. This has not been confirmed, and anything can change. However, does this affect your next tablet purchase? Will you wait? Let us know!