As Apple continues to cobble together its component manufacturers for the iPad 2, the suppliers are shedding light on what we can expect from the next generation iPad.
Earlier this week we reported that manufacturer Foxconn is preparing shipments of the iPad 2 for delivery in February, and that Apple had selected Coretronic as the backlight supplier for the device's LCD display. This means no OLED display for the iPad update because an OLED does not require a backlight. iPad enthusiasts were hoping the iPad 2 would come with an OLED because it is generally thinner and lighter than traditional LED displays and can achieve a higher contrast, creating sharper images.
Now, reports are coming in that the popular slate computer will have the much clamored for front- and back-mounted cameras.
According to Reuters, Genius Electronic and Largan Precision have started manufacturing the cameras and lenses that will support the dual camera iPad 2.
Touchscreen chip designer Wintek Corp., battery maker Simplo Technology and AVY Precision, an unlisted maker of covers for electronic products, are among suppliers for the iPad, people familiar with the manufacturers said, according to the report.