Digitimes is claiming that Apple has begun certifying components for third generation iPad and many Taiwan-based makers are already in queue. Radiant Opto-Electronics have already landed certification for LED backlight units.
Taiwan-based component makers for backlight modules and light bars have received certification from Apple, however, the certification of panels is still in progress, added industry sources.
Unconfirmed rumors also suggest that iPad 3 will adopt AMOLED panels but according to Digitimes source iPad 3 will adopt 9.7-inch LCD panels and will be launched in 2012. Taiwan-based firms also claims that once the iPad 3 hits the retail stores, the price for iPad 2 will be lowered to compete with other tablets, particularly against the smaller and often cheaper seven-inch tablets of Android OS genre.