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One parts supplier claims to have already obtained the screen part for Apple's next-generation iPad, while also selling a vibrating motor for the device.

The alleged iPad 2 LCD screen sells for $218.19 from Globaldirectparts.com, as noted by MacRumors, though the part is currently out of stock.

Since the website currently offers replacement screens for the original iPad for $63.35, the higher price of the so-called "iPad 2 screen" could possibly corroborate reports of a higher-resolution display on the second-generation tablet. Apple will reportedly quadruple the number of pixels on the iPad with a 2048x1536 resolution when it launches a new model, expected this spring.

On Sunday, AppleInsider exclusively reported that a source familiar with Apple's graphics plans has indicated that Apple could upgrade the next generation of the iPad and iPhone to dual faster graphics cores . The Cupertino, Calif., company is also rumored to be planning an upgrade to the multi-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU for its devices.



Globaldirectparts.com is also selling an "OEM Apple iPad Vibrating Motor" for $9.99. Though no image is available for the part, it is currently listed as "In Stock." Since the original iPad does not have a vibrating motor, the part may be evidence that Apple is working on vibrating alert functionality for the second-generation iPad, though, of course, the part could also be mislabeled or erroneous.

In early January, the supplier posted a video detailing parts that were ostensibly for the "iPhone 5." The video was removed due to a legal request from Apple, but has since been reposted. In actuality, the part was for the soon-to-be-released Verizon CDMA iPhone 4.
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Women, worldwide, excited.
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Women, worldwide, excited.

Now I know what get her for her birthday..
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More than 3x the price of the original iPad display, I guess that’s not bad for 4x the pixels. If this turns out to be on the next iPad I highly doubt it will be on anything but the premium end of this category, which could make business sense if the 64GB WiFi+3G iPad is as popular as I think it is.



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Now I know what get her for her birthday..

You two have set the vibe for this thread.
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You two have set the vibe for this thread.

I could not resist.
Writing about features in the upcoming iPad 2 is a waste of time. (Don't tell Danial Eran Dilger that.)
Steve will announce it (and its features) when he is ready to have us buy it.
And, a vibrator makes more sense than a Light Peak port.
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I could not resist.
Writing about features in the upcoming iPad 2 is a waste of time.
Steve will announce it (and its features) when he is ready to have us buy it.
And, a vibrator makes more sense than a Light Peak port.

You had to bring LightPeak into it, didnt you? I suppose now we have to call it a GloryPort.
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An indirect confirmation of the hi-res iPad screen?
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Have there been any rumours as to when the iPad 2 might be announced?
Jan 27 2010 was when the first ipad was announced, but then there was a large lag between announcement and release.

Could they maybe announce early february and release right away?
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The vibrating motor is for games obviously, not a big deal. But the screen, wow, if it is true I think iPad will see a pretty solid replacement/upgrade numbers.
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I still think it is fake. If buy.com sells a same resolution monitor for medical industry for $4,000 (http://www.buy.com/prod/nec-display-...210521022.html) Can Apple really get a similar part for under $300?
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How many millions of those monitors does NEC expect to sell? Apple expects to sell at least 20 million iPads with the screens. If I was a supplier with that kind of reasonable assurance, the price can come WAY down. Just sayin'.

I still find all this dual core graphics processor, dual core Arm, retina display AND cameras AND a motor to be a bit pie-in-the-sky. Next up, 3D without glasses. Why not?

All that being said, the consumer in me really wants all those things (minus the motor and 3D) in the $499 model as unrealistic as that may be.

I'm starting to feel like the ideas people have been having about a premium iPad with the higher resolution could have some credence. Doesn't feel quite right when thinking about Apple's usual approach, but this is all pretty new ground for everyone.
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I still think it is fake. If buy.com sells a same resolution monitor for medical industry for $4,000 (http://www.buy.com/prod/nec-display-...210521022.html) Can Apple really get a similar part for under $300?

Resolution is only one of many factors that can affect price.
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More than 3x the price of the original iPad display, I guess thats not bad for 4x the pixels. If this turns out to be on the next iPad I highly doubt it will be on anything but the premium end of this category, which could make business sense if the 64GB WiFi+3G iPad is as popular as I think it is.

That price is for one. If Apple bought 25 million it would be well under $100.

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You two have set the vibe for this thread.

And I would like that vibe to slow down.
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I still think it is fake. If buy.com sells a same resolution monitor for medical industry for $4,000 (http://www.buy.com/prod/nec-display-...210521022.html) Can Apple really get a similar part for under $300?

That's a cheap medical model. You should see what the good ones cost.

Anyway, those monitors are more than the screen. They are also quite a bit bigger.
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That price is for one. If Apple bought 25 million it would be well under $100.

That would be based on volume alone. Add in a potential prepay and the price is even less.
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That price is for one. If Apple bought 25 million it would be well under $100.

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That would be based on volume alone. Add in a potential prepay and the price is even less.

I dont know how you have come that conclusion. Sure, buying in bulk is cheaper. Sure, prepaying ahead of time is cheaper. But we dont even know if this site is legit or what the negotiated prices would be, all we know is the basic economics of the position Apple is in with their volume and cash stores.
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I dont know how you have come that conclusion. Sure, buying in bulk is cheaper. Sure, prepaying ahead of time is cheaper. But we dont even know if this site is legit or what the negotiated prices would be, all we know is the basic economics of the position Apple is in with their volume and cash stores.

I did not mean to suggest any price, just that the ability for Apple to prepay is like a publicly-viewable "secret" weapon. Apple, like many other large companies, can bargain substantial discounts for components. Apple's ability to pay up-front takes them to a whole other level which not only allows them better pricing but also shapes supply for their competitors.
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Is Apple going to add all these goodies and leapfrog the rest of the tablet industry (if they haven't already)?

Or is Apple going to go incremental, likely putting off our upgrades until v3?

If it's the latter, and these rumors get out there and generate wild expectations, the stock could take a dumper on the days following the actual v2 iPad intro.
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I did not mean to suggest any price, just that the ability for Apple to prepay is like a publicly-viewable "secret" weapon. Apple, like many other large companies, can bargain substantial discounts for components. Apple's ability to pay up-front takes them to a whole other level which not only allows them better pricing but also shapes supply for their competitors.

Ah, I see.

It’s now been 2 years since Apple invested $500 million with LG. I have to wonder if it’s more than just guaranteed panel production, but also includes exclusivity of panels for a set timeframe and additional funding for R&D of lower-power panels.

http://www.crn.com/news/components-p...in-the-arm.htm It was also in 2009 that LG introduced E-IPS technology...
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Enhanced IPS / E-IPS (2009) — \tWider aperture for light transmission, enabling the use of lower-power, cheaper backlights. Improves diagonal viewing angle and further reduce response time to 5ms.

I still haven’t heard any word confirming or denying the type of panel used, but this may be how Apple achieves such a long run time on the iPad with IPS and why they decided to go with a phone first before tackling a tablet even though it was the first concept for the OS X rewrite. Makes sense to me, without IPS the iPad would have a huge mark against it in usability.
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Ah, I see.

I think you realize that I am basically just thinking out loud but I have long seen Apple's ability to do huge prepayments for components as one of its most potent weapons. They get better pricing, guaranteed (or, at the least, preferred) supply and likely gain early access to new component products.
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And I would like that vibe to slow down.

Hook a rheostat to it.
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My Theory:

$499 = 16 GB WiFi iPad 1.0

$599 = 16 GB iPad 2.0 (WiFi + GSM +CDMA)
$699 = 32 GB iPad 2.0 (WiFi + GSM +CDMA)
$799 = 64 GB iPad 2.0 (WiFi + GSM +CDMA)
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I dont know how you have come that conclusion. Sure, buying in bulk is cheaper. Sure, prepaying ahead of time is cheaper. But we dont even know if this site is legit or what the negotiated prices would be, all we know is the basic economics of the position Apple is in with their volume and cash stores.

Remember, this was my business, I know how pricing works. I can't vouch for the company, but it looks legit. It really doesn't matter that much though. The technology for this screen is here. The price seems right. Apple wouldn't be buying from a company like them, as you know. They will be buying from the manufacturer. We can figure the manufacturers price to them, the store, would be from 30 to 40% lower than the retail they're quoting for one.

So yes, we don't know for sure if this is legit, but it looks as though it could be.
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I still think it is fake. If buy.com sells a same resolution monitor for medical industry for $4,000 (http://www.buy.com/prod/nec-display-...210521022.html) Can Apple really get a similar part for under $300?

how about that one is 20-23 inch screen.... a lot more surface area

also, why do 60 inch TV (all are same rez, 1080p to keep is simple) costs 5000 per say, and the 45 inch ones cost $1500, and the 30 inch one like $500.......... LoL

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Have there been any rumours as to when the iPad 2 might be announced?
Jan 27 2010 was when the first ipad was announced, but then there was a large lag between announcement and release.

Could they maybe announce early february and release right away?

With the CDMA iPhone hitting Verizon in February, I'd say the iPad event will arrive no earlier than mid March with availability 3 to 4 weeks later.

Looks like the iOS 5 announcement will be even later into April this year.
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With the CDMA iPhone hitting Verizon in February, I'd say the iPad event will arrive no earlier than mid March with availability 3 to 4 weeks later.

Looks like the iOS 5 announcement will be even later into April this year.

Apple could announce iOS 5 first, "and just one more thing... you know, what's going to harness the power of all these new features in iOS 5? I'd like to be the first to show you the next generation iPad."

Both in the same keynote. They can release iPad 2 and have iOS 5.0 come out in June/July when iPhone 5 comes out. It's not like they didn't pre-announce the feature set for the iOS update for iPad, release the iPad, then finally update iOS on iPad months later. I'm just really really hoping to keep iOS versions the same across all "currently supported" devices from now on.
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Apple could announce iOS 5 first, "and just one more thing... you know, what's going to harness the power of all these new features in iOS 5? I'd like to be the first to show you the next generation iPad."

Both in the same keynote. They can release iPad 2 and have iOS 5.0 come out in June/July when iPhone 5 comes out. It's not like they didn't pre-announce the feature set for the iOS update for iPad, release the iPad, then finally update iOS on iPad months later. I'm just really really hoping to keep iOS versions the same across all "currently supported" devices from now on.

As much as I’d like the iOS timetable to be turned up and for iOS for iPad and iOS for iPhone/Touch to be considered separate OSes since their UIs dinstinct (I don’t think having the same kernel and the UI being built using the same development tools means they are same) I have to think that won’t be the case since iOS 4.3b1 has included several new features. IOW, if they were going to announce iOS 5.0 soon then I’d think they won’t add any new features to iOS 4.3 since it would be so short lived.
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If the HD screen truly is real, then perhaps someone would care to make an app that makes the iPad an extended desktop monitor, via USB, without the terrible lag usually associated with network transmitted desktop feeds.
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If the HD screen truly is real, then perhaps someone would care to make an app that makes the iPad an extended desktop monitor, via USB, without the terrible lag usually associated with network transmitted desktop feeds.

If they make that a focused feature, not just the standard video out option, perhaps well see Apple offer up a SuperDock option for the iPad that has mini-DisplayPort and USB so you can use it as a standard PC.

This, of course, would require a Mac OS X-like UI to appear when in this mode but could go a long way to selling a lot more iPads and further weakening the non-Mac PC growth.

This would be similar to the Motorola Atrix, except with decent coding. That said, I doubt this will happen.
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Agreed, the $499 iPad will die, just like the $499 Mac Mini.
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My Theory:

$499 = 16 GB WiFi iPad 1.0

$599 = 16 GB iPad 2.0 (WiFi + GSM +CDMA)
$699 = 32 GB iPad 2.0 (WiFi + GSM +CDMA)
$799 = 64 GB iPad 2.0 (WiFi + GSM +CDMA)
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I still think it is fake. If buy.com sells a same resolution monitor for medical industry for $4,000 (http://www.buy.com/prod/nec-display-...210521022.html) Can Apple really get a similar part for under $300?


Medical industry is like the Pentagon; even a screwdriver costs $500!
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Apple have over the last few years focused too much on media consumption, rather than media creation. a) Glossy displays, that have upset many top designers and photographers. b) Loss of focus on their power user hardware, that is still twice the price of Windows equivalent. (17" Dell laptop with 1920x1200 display = £650, 17" MacBook Pro, £19XX). WTF? c) Lack of stylus on iPad makes precision operation, text selection and of course, artistry, a pain - and no amount of poor quality paintings from 'artists' who used the iPad will undo that fact.

If you have ever used a top end Symbian phone (going back to the awesome Sony Ericsson PXXX series), the stylus provided a superb tool for operating and being creative on the phone.

The second a well known brand, such as LG, ASUS or Samsung produces a sub $400 Android tablet with a finger and stylus friendly display, Apple's market share will fall. html5 means that any decent tablet can take on the tasks that iPad currently excels at.

I'm an iPad and MacBook Air user BTW, so not anti Apple, just expecting more for the creative rather than consuming mind.
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My Theory:

$499 = 16 GB WiFi iPad 1.0

$599 = 16 GB iPad 2.0 (WiFi + GSM +CDMA)
$699 = 32 GB iPad 2.0 (WiFi + GSM +CDMA)
$799 = 64 GB iPad 2.0 (WiFi + GSM +CDMA)


My Theory:

$399 = 16 GB iPad 1.0 (Wi-Fi only)

$499 = 16 GB iPad 2.0 (Wi-Fi only)
$599 = 32 GB iPad 2.0 (Wi-Fi only)
$699 = 64 GB iPad 2.0 (Wi-Fi only)

$599 = 16 GB iPad 2.0 (WiFi + GSM +CDMA)
$699 = 32 GB iPad 2.0 (WiFi + GSM +CDMA)
$799 = 64 GB iPad 2.0 (WiFi + GSM +CDMA)


Reasons for my thinking:

1. Apple usually does not increase or lower the price of products; it gives more features for the same price.

2. With the competition at its tail, Apple would not increase the price of the entry level iPad.

3. Apple has traditionally sold the last year's base model iPhone for $100 less than the base model of that year; I expect the same for iPad.

4. Apple will still sell both Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi+3G models.

5. Apple caught a lot of flak for adding $130 for the cost of the 3G radio, whose component cost was about $32. A $100 add-on price would me more palatable.

6. A lower price for the 16GB iPad1 would help increase the presence of the iOS, especially in developing countries, where Android seems to be gaining ground due to lack of competition.
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vibrating motor should have been included in the first Ipad.

Same for latest Ipod Touch

Now it will be touted as an added "feature"
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This could be a whole new niche product for fangirls. Introducing, Apple's iVibe.

Jump is to a slightly NSFW video of what could be apple's new AI enabled bedroom product.

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I still think it is fake. If buy.com sells a same resolution monitor for medical industry for $4,000 (http://www.buy.com/prod/nec-display-...210521022.html) Can Apple really get a similar part for under $300?

You can pretty much assume anything sold as 'medical' in the USA is grossly overpriced!
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Apple have over the last few years focused too much on media consumption, rather than media creation. a) Glossy displays, that have upset many top designers and photographers. b) Loss of focus on their power user hardware, that is still twice the price of Windows equivalent. (17" Dell laptop with 1920x1200 display = £650, 17" MacBook Pro, £19XX). WTF? c) Lack of stylus on iPad makes precision operation, text selection and of course, artistry, a pain - and no amount of poor quality paintings from 'artists' who used the iPad will undo that fact.

If you have ever used a top end Symbian phone (going back to the awesome Sony Ericsson PXXX series), the stylus provided a superb tool for operating and being creative on the phone.

The second a well known brand, such as LG, ASUS or Samsung produces a sub $400 Android tablet with a finger and stylus friendly display, Apple's market share will fall. html5 means that any decent tablet can take on the tasks that iPad currently excels at.

I'm an iPad and MacBook Air user BTW, so not anti Apple, just expecting more for the creative rather than consuming mind.

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With the CDMA iPhone hitting Verizon in February, I'd say the iPad event will arrive no earlier than mid March with availability 3 to 4 weeks later.

Looks like the iOS 5 announcement will be even later into April this year.

That the CDMA iPhone will tax Apple staff for a few weeks is highly likely but then, frankly, who cares? I think already not many care. So there's more choice for US consumers re the iPhone. Do you think anyone living outside the US gives a darn? I mean, Apple didn't release a new product per se, just gave US customers another option.

Why do you think Apple let Verizon announce this product. Clearly it wasn't worth Apple's trouble to hold a media event for this product. There will be high demand in the early going and staff is bracing for that. But once that passes, and we're talking weeks here, not months, Apple will be looking for the next big thing to generate free publicity. Seems to me that would be the next iPad. As such, there is a high probability of the device being unveiled more likely some time in February. Could be mid March, could be even later but I doubt it.

One thing though. When Apple unveils the new iPad, it will be available for purchase pretty much immediately. The reason is obvious. When you introduce a new product line like the first iPhone or the first iPad, until that device starts being sold, no one can buy a version of the product. You don't have existing inventory to unload. And if a product requires FCC approval, that's a public process so you can't get that approval without it becoming public knowledge. Now with the iPad, it's a different matter. If Apple announced iPad 2 in MidMarch and made it available nearly a month later, that's a month without hardly any iPad sales. Instead Apple, this time, will unveil the new iPad when Jobs can declare, as he usually does, "Product X will be available for purchase TA-DAY."

If there are rumours to the effect that the next iPad will be announced in around April one of two possibilities exist. Either Apple has floated a rumour that the new model is months away to maintain robust first-gen iPad sales right to the end or the new iPad will be announced in around April.

The timing of the introduction of the new iPad will not be dramatically impacted by a change in iPhone 4 availability in one market, no matter how substantial. The Verizon iPhone is already old news, especially outside the US.
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I still think it is fake. If buy.com sells a same resolution monitor for medical industry for $4,000 (http://www.buy.com/prod/nec-display-...210521022.html) Can Apple really get a similar part for under $300?

They are not the same, For one the monitor you reference is a multisync monitor which supports many, many different resolutions up to and including 2048x1536. I am sure there are many other differences as well.

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Medical industry is like the Pentagon; even a screwdriver costs $500!

$1.00 for the screwdriver and $499.00 for the "black hole account" .... where everything that is kept hidden from "inquiring minds" is held. You just gotta love the "integrity of government". ...
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