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iPad 3 stock shortages expected, say supplier sources

iPad 3 stock shortages expected, say supplier sources

Would-be iPad 3 buyers may face a long wait to get their hands on Apple’s next must-have bit of wonder-kit, amid claims that component shortages will once again have an impact on stock levels.

The third-gen Apple tablet is expected to make its debut on March 7th. And if the iPad 2 is anything to go by, ought to hit retail about nine to ten days later.

iPad 3 mock up

But, initially at least, it looks like supplies are going to be hard to come by.

According to insider sources cited by Taiwanese site DigiTimes, that’s because of a fast-developing shortage of high-resolution displays – the facet of the next-gen slate that folk are perhaps most looking forward to.

The site states: “Although Apple has chosen Sharp to replace Chimei Innolux (CMI) as one of its three suppliers for the high resolution (QXGA) panels - in addition to LG Display and Samsung Electronics, the whole supply chain has failed to substantially ramp up the supply of QXGA panels, the sources revealed.”

Alongside the improved display, the iPad 3 is also expected to feature a more powerful quad core processor, as well as a longer-life battery and a redesigned exterior.

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DigiTimes

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