We have seen a lot of rumors about the third generation iPad, the iPad 3. We have been waiting to see if the Retinal Display rumor on the iPad 3 is true or not. Also, we have been told several times by many sources that the iPad 3 will have the rumored (again) quad core processor, Apple’s home developed A6 processor. Also, we have been told that the iPad 3 will be really, really thin when compared to the iPad 2. But these are just rumors, at least for now.
Today, we have another one from Wall Street Journal saying that Sharp is the selected manufacturer for the third general iPad’s display units. This has been brought out before by a few other sources, but the thing that the news is coming from Wall Street Journal adds some weight to it, right?
The change is the supplier is because of the fact that Apple has been in constant battle with its previous display unit manufacturer, Samsung. The two companies have been facing each other in law courts in a lot of countries and fighting each other over patent infringements. So, Apple had to look out for other suppliers, and the Cupertino tech giant has tapped Sharp for it.
May be, this is just what Sharp also wanted to stabilize its LCD panel business, which is honestly going down rapidly. And one more interesting thing is, the two companies will work together for the sixth generation iPhone as well. And for this, Apple is said to have invested a billion dollars for Sharp’s facility in Japan.
It is to see how well this partnership will go on.