Well folks, looks like you’re going to have to amend the holiday list this year as Santa will be delivering no iPad 3’s this season.
According to several reliable sources Apple has had to cancel their iPad 3 supply schedule for the latter half of 2011 which of course has had the added negative of encouraging other same-level products to draw back their own supplies in order to compete with Apple’s one-day-soon launch.
If it pleases you any, the supply for iPad 2’s will be kept at a level of 28-30 million units, so you can at least give Santa that news…
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.
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.
You know Steve hated hearing that news. Sheesh. Hopefully the messenger came out okay.