The Apple iPad has only been out for a few weeks in the US, and still hasn’t gone on sale worldwide. Already there are a number of rumors starting to surface about the next generation iPad.
According to DigiTimes, the next generation Apple iPad will feature an OLED display. The iPhone 4G is due to be released in June, and many people are expecting it to feature an OLED display. If Apple already has OLED displays in the iPhone 4G, then they could quite possibly be looking to add it to the next generation iPad.
Price could be a factor since OLED technology is a little salty in its early generations. The current iPad display costs Apple between $60 to $70, while an equivalent OLED display would cost around $500. Unless prices come down significantly over the next 12 month, Apple’s hands may be tied with being able to offer this elaborate component. Conversely, Apple may decide to move to a more high-end market with a flagship model iPad. We’ll see this summer.
Published on April 20, 2010