A latest publication on BGR via Taiwan Economic News suggests that Apple has already contacted two suppliers, Simplo and Dynapack to provide thinner and lighter battery packs for iPad 3 with a longer service life. These batteries are expected to enter mass production in first quarter of 2012. This gives us a hint at even thinner design for next generation iPad. However, some analysts believe it might be needed to make room for a potentially thicker high-resolution Retina display of iPad 3.
According to the report,
“With the upcoming iPad 3 to feature a thinner, lighter battery module that is widely believed to be priced 20-30% higher than iPad 2’s, Simplo Technology Co. and Dynapack International Technology Corp., both Apple Inc.’s contract suppliers of iPad and Macbook battery packs, will hence secure a surefire profit drive for the near future.
Institutional investors pointed out that the battery pack for iPad 3, scheduled to be massively produced in the first quarter of next year, has been redesigned to be thinner and lighter with a longer service life than iPad 2 edition’s”
The source also notes that initial deliveries of these thinner batteries might begin by the end of 2011 which will provide the two suppliers with record high revenues for that quarter.
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