Apple reported to testing new LED backlight makers for the iPad 2?

The iPad 2 was selling like hot cakes when it first hit the retail shelves, and now, almost a month later it’s still flying off the shelves like nobody’s business. In order to meet the demands of the consumers, Apple has been reported to be looking for more component makers to help them deal with the shortage of iPad 2 tablets stores worldwide are facing right now.

The rumors stem from reports of Everlight, a Taiwanese manufacturer of LED-based products, sending some of their products over to Apple for testing. With Apple predicted to ship out 45 million iPad 2 tablets in 2011 – it wouldn’t be surprising to assume that they’ve got a whole line of suppliers knocking on their doors, trying to get a piece of the pie as well.

With iPad 2 tablets being sold in more countries with each month that passes, Apple is going to need all the help they can get to make sure their shipments out to their customers on time. Perhaps this will solve the bleeding backlight issue found in some iPad 2 tablets? How many of you will be getting an iPad 2 this year? Check out our iPad 2 review if you haven’t yet.

This article was filed in Homepage > Apple > Tablets and was tagged with Apple Inc, iOS, iPad, iPad 2 and shortage.
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