CNETís The Circuits Blog reports today that according to DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim, production has already started on QXGA 2048x1536 display panels for the iPad 3. Shim says that there are three companies involved, namely Samsung, LGD and Sharp. Shim is of the opinion that Apple has had to have three different suppliers make the panels because of the challenges involved with making 10-inch QXGA screens.
Shim says that by enlisting three suppliers, Apple is ensuring that it will be able to keep up with the (most likely) huge customer demand for the next iPad. Shim then goes on to predict that fully assembled iPad 3s should be ready by December, just in time for a shipment date sometime in January. Bad news though for all of you hoping that the next iPad will have an AMOLED display, as Shim says that the display will utilize the same IPS technology as current and previous versions of the iPad.
Source: Production starts for iPad 3 QXGA display: Analyst | Nanotech - The Circuits Blog - CNET News