iPad 2 Display Prediction

December 30th, 2010

After reading this report from Digitimes, my Spidey Sense is telling me that Apple will forego a “Retina Display” in iPad 2, in order to:

  1. Achieve maximum supply volume,
  2. Place large enough bulk orders to minimize its component costs, and
  3. Sap the global 10″ LCD market of supply so that their competitors in the tablet market are forced into constrained supply situations, preventing them from competing with Apple at the iPad’s price points.

On a personal note, I’d be bummed to be right on this one; while FaceTime is quite spiffy, that Retina Display really is the killer iPhone 4 feature for me.