Rumour: Apple Tablet gets OLED, delayed until Q2 2010

RUMOUR MILL: More rumours from the land of Apple today, as a new report from the Taiwanese technology news site DigiTimes reports that the new rumoured Apple Tablet will come in two models, one with an OLED screen and another with a LCD screen.

The OLED model, which will be 9.7-inches in diameter, will come from LG Display – thanks to a five-year US$500 million contract with Apple – and the LCD model will have a screen size of 10.6-inches. DigiTimes is also reporting that production for the Tablet will be split between Foxconn, Quanta and Pegatron.

As well, it plans to delay the launch from March to the second half of next year, as it prepares for the new OLED model, as well as switching some components. According to DigiTimes:

The sources estimate that Apple’s tablet PC cost will drop to around US$1,200-1,500 by the second half of 2010 with the retail price reaching about US$2,000. The price could be more flexible if bundled with telecom providers’ 3G services. Meanwhile, the 10.6-inch LCD panel-based Apple tablet PC is expected to priced in the US$800-1,000 range.

So, no tablet for you until the second half of next year.

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