Too early to start talking about iPad 3 components? Yeah, but whatever. Digitimes says that Apple is certifying display manufacturers which include the normal players: LG and Samsung.
Apple has begun certifying components for iPad 3 and many Taiwan-based makers are actively participating. Some makers have already landed certification such as Radiant Opto-Electronics with LED backlight units, according to industry sources.
According to component makers, the timing for the launch of iPad 3 should be in 2012.
Taiwan-based firms think iPad 2 will become the mainstream and Apple will lower its price to compete with other tablet PCs.
- Coretronic to become LED backlight provider for Apple’s iPad? (9to5mac.com)
- DigiTimes: Foxconn affiliate Chimei Innolux to supply Apple with iPad 2 touchscreens beginning June? (9to5mac.com)
- Apple part suppliers: iPad 3 not in 2011 pipeline (9to5mac.com)
- Chimeni Innolux (Foxconn, really) said to land iPad 2 touchscreen contract (9to5mac.com)
- Rumor: Apple courting Samsung to build AMOLED displays for iPad 3? (9to5mac.com)
- iPad apps not very intuitive, major study finds (9to5mac.com)
- Samsung demands to see the iPhone 4S/5 and the iPad 3 (9to5mac.com)
One last tidbit from the D9 Eric Schmidt interview (hey – this is turning into a liveblog!). When asked how consumers could be more secure, he mentioned use the Chrome Browser (natch), use two factor Gmail authentication and [most importantly] dump your Windows PC (like Schmidt has) and get a Mac. He also reiterated that he was a proud former Apple board member.
Schmidt and Google are probably still stinging from getting hacked by China through their Windows-based PCs a few years ago.
Still, interesting he didn’t say “Get a ChromeBook!”, no?
- Google’s Eric Schmidt “We’ve just renewed a Maps relationship with Apple” (9to5mac.com)
- “Moon shots” expected from Google as Page takes over reigns (9to5mac.com)
- “Moon shots” expected from Google as Page takes over reins (9to5mac.com)
Have multiple email accounts on your iPhone and wondering how to get custom signatures for all of them? There’s little app in Cydia called Mail Enhancer that allows just that. You can have custom signatures for each individual email address as well as set different sounds for mail within the settings panel. Hit the jump for a quick walk-through!
[$2.99 - Cydia Link]
You won’t see an icon for Mail Enhancer on your springboard. You’ll have to go into your settings and then you’ll find it. Once you’re in it, simply toggle it to on. You’ll now see a ton of options for customizing and tweaking mail settings further than stock iOS lets you. You can also choose to have Mail Enhancer auto-recognize HTML as well. This is nice if you want to send richer e-mail than just plain text.
If you’d like to use custom sounds for mail, you can use any iOS sound file on your device as well as import your own into iTunes ringtones. (If they don’t show up after making them or downloading them, simply re-spring and relaunch Mail Enhancer).
Any signature changes you make via Mail Enhancer will automatically flow through to the default mail app. Simply toggle between your mail accounts and choose the e-mail you’d like to send mail from. The signature will automatically change to whatever you have pre-defined in Mail Enhancer.
This is personally a tweak well worth the $2.99 it goes for in Cydia. If you’ve tried it out or use it, let us know your thoughts in the comments!
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Digitimes reports that Apple has begun certifying components for the iPad 3 with many Taiwan-based manufacturers actively participating.
Taiwan-based component makers for backlight modules and light bars have received certification from Apple, however, the certification of panels is still in progress, added industry sources.While there has been talk about Apple considering the use of OLED panels for the next iPad, Digitimes' sources believe that this is unlikely with the iPad 3 and that the next generation iPad will use 9.7" LCD panels.
The timing of the launch for the iPad 3 is in 2012 according to the component makers.