Good Luck Getting Your Hands on an iPad 3 at Launch; Supply Shortages May Persist Into Q2

By Zach EpsteinBGR

Apple’s highly anticipated iPad 3 will reportedly be in short supply until some time in the second quarter according to a new report. Industry watcher DigiTimes on Thursday cited anonymous sources within Apple’s supply chain in claiming that the high-resolution 2,048 x 1,536-pixel display panels being supplied to Apple by Sharp may be in short supply.

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Initial shipments are expected to be limited as a result, and production supposedly won’t be ramped up until some time in the second quarter.

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Apple will unveil its next-generation iPad 3 at a press conference on March 7th and the tablet is expected to become available soon after.

Reports suggest the iPad 3 will feature a high-resolution 9.7-inch display, a quad-core Apple A6 processor, embedded 4G LTE and a slightly redesigned aluminum case.

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