Rumors that Apple hopes to use AMOLED panels for the iPad 3 have been dismissed by industry sources as the capacity of AMOLED panels is still too low, according to “DigiTimes” (

This means it would be unlikely for firms to meet the large demand from Apple. South-Korea based Samsung Mobile Display (SMD) announced its 5.5G facility will begin operations for AMOLED panels two months ahead of schedule, “Digitimes” reports, quoting unnamed industry sources.

Taiwan-based panel makers pointed out that Samsung tablets have not all adopted AMOLED panels. Only its Galaxy S II smartphones feature AMOLED panels, so it’s unlikely that the iPad 3 will adopt AMOLED panels. It’s more likely for Apple to adopt AMOLED panels in products after the iPad 3, says “DigiTimes.”

AMOLED (active-matrix organic light-emitting diode) is a display technology for use in mobile devices and televisions. OLED describes a specific type of thin film display technology in which organic compounds form the electroluminescent material, and active matrix refers to the technology behind the addressing of pixels.

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