Report: 10-inch LCD and OLED screens in short supply ahead of Tablet launch

Tue, Jan 12, 2010


TG Daily reports that Apple has scooped up all available 10-inch LCD and OLED screens in preparation for the launch of its rumored tablet, which may hit store shelves as soon as the end of April.

Talking to a designer from CES, TG Daily was told:

We were designing a product for a customer and we needed 10 inch screens, but we’ve been trying for months and can’t get one from any of the Asian suppliers.¬†We were told that Apple pre-ordered them all. All 10 inch LCDs, and all 10 inch OLEDs too, it’s for the Apple¬†tablet.

Obviously, the most intriguing aspect of this report is that Apple is snatching up both LCD and OLED screens, which seems to suggest that Apple might release 2 versions of a tablet. Most of the noise surrounding the tablet has pointed to an LCD screen only, though a report from this past November did mention Apple was working on a tablet with an OLED screen as well.



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