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Apple will Launch a Cheaper iPad 3 this year?

According to several reports, Apple has signed deals with various parts suppliers for the release of its next gen iPad this year. in a report DigiTimes claims Taiwan-based component manufacturers including Novatek Microelectronics, Richtek Technology, Capella Microsystems and Integrated Memory Logic have been awarded contracts to supply integrated circuits for the iPad 3.

This is contrary to earlier reports of a pro / HD / Premium iPad 3DigiTimes states that Apple is seeking to utilize lower cost parts from Taiwanese suppliers in order to “compete with an array of tablet PCs to be launched by rivals in the second half of 2011″.

We believe the search for cheaper vendor could be possibly for a cheaper retina display for Apple’s manufacturing process and not for the supposed end result cheaper iPad.

[DigiTimes]




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