Apple to use Samsung for iPad 3 AMOLED screens? £399
26th May 2011 | 14:17
Secret talks between manufacturers
The iPad 3 could launch with a Samsung-made AMOLED screen, if rumours that Apple has been in talks on the matter with Samsung execs are true.
The story goes that Tim Cook, Apple's chief operating officer, hopped on a plane to South Korea last week where, The Korea Herald's sources claim, he was visiting Samsung to offer "an advance" for the displays, with a view to launching the iPad 3 towards the end of this year.
This undisclosed "advance" is supposedly intended to guarantee capacity of Samsung's sought-after AMOLED screens.
A mole led
Instead, the iPad 2 launched with the same IPS LCD display that the first gen slate used; no doubt Apple is now desperate to make a change for the next generation.
But wait! An iPad 3 to launch towards the end of this year? That's a rumour we haven't heard for a while, but it's one that doesn't seem to be going away – does that mean there's some truth in it?
Meanwhile, amuse yourselves with this video round-up of all the iPad 3 rumours from our pals over at T3: