December 2011 Tablet Panel And Touch Module Price Update

Apple iPad is currently at an awkward moment of product switch. There is only shipment of small scale of new iPad3 machines due to panel quality issue. The supply schedules of all three major suppliers (Samsung, LGD, and Sharp) have also been pushed back again from December to January. According to the investigation by WitsView, the offer price of QXGA (2048×1536) high resolution panel adopted by iPad 3 is current higher than $80 leaving the price gap with existing iPad 2 XGA (1024×768) panel as high as $25. Given this huge price gap, it is not easy for the price to be loosened up before the production bottleneck can be solved and stable shipment can be achieved.