Apple reportedly adds touch screen suppliers for iPad 2

To add to our growing stockpile of iPad 2 rumors, DigiTimes is reporting that Apple has added two new touch screen suppliers,
Chimei Innolux and Cando, with those shipments to begin in January or February. The article says that expected orders of the iPad 2 will be more than 6 million per month. This follows up the rumor that backlighting units were shipped to Chimei Innolux and LG Display.

DigiTimes brought us other iPad 2 rumors including additional parts suppliers and a camera supplier. Keep in mind that DigiTimes’ track record is hit-or-miss at times, but with the growing number of iPad 2 rumors, their spot-on record when it came to the iPhone 4 hardware and Apple’s normal updating pattern when it comes to the iPhone, it’s safe to say that some sort of hardware update will be announced in early 2011 — maybe in time to pre-order the perfect (but slightly late) Valentine’s Day gift.

Apple reportedly adds touch screen suppliers for iPad 2 originally appeared on TUAW on Thu, 16 Dec 2010 13:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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