Tablet PC from Apple is delayed until the second quarter of 2010, but will receive an OLED screen

Friday, November 20, 2009

While Apple's still no evidence of payment at the release tablet, but the network of information about him more and more. At this time the information comes from the resource DigiTimes, invoking the usual sources in the companies producing components. At this time it comes to transfers of plans to release this device. They were linked to the fact that Apple decided to somewhat change the configuration of the tablet and replace a number of components. In particular, argues that now Apple Tablet will OLED screen with a diagonal of 9.7-inch from the company LG.

Also reported that Apple's manufacturing partners, the Tablet PC made by Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), Quanta Computer and Pegatron Technology, and the models will be two. One already mentioned 9.7-inch OLED screen LG, and the second - with 10.6-inch TFT LCD. However, the refusal to talk about the available (again, only rumored) plans to produce three models of early - DigiTimes sources do not explain how the two models will be distributed among the three producers. At the same time, information about the presence of 9.7-inch screen from LG may be considered reasonably accurate, since there is evidence of a contract. This information also provides an opportunity to assess the possible cost planshetnika Apple. Price OLED screen on the LG is about 500 dollars, and it usually reaches 30% of the finished device. Consequently Tablet PC from Apple would cost 1500-1700 dollars. But at current prices for OLED displays, which are declining. So the delay until the second half of 2010 may also be dictated by the desire to reduce the price of the device.