Nov 25

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Sharp already supplies iPhone panels and is also said to be supplying panels for the next iPhone which is also due next year. Now the The Wall Street Journal also reported that Apple will be using Sharp as a source of display parts for the upcoming iPad 3.

Apple Inc. is adding Sharp Corp. as a maker of screens used in the next-generation iPad, people familiar with the situation said Thursday, as the U.S. consumer electronics company moves to diversify component suppliers for its products.

According to their source, Apple is also investing in Sharps panel manufacturing factories in Japan.

These days there are multiple sources saying that Sharp will suply Apple with specially designed screens for the iPad 3 and may also be involved in Apples television set plans. “Apple and Sharp have developed a new technology to allow a thinner high resolution display for the next iPad.”

Source [9to5mac]

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