Updated models with AMD graphics options expected in early 2017.
Apple Begins Certifying Components for 2012 iPad 3, OLED Unlikely
Digitimes reports that Apple has begun certifying components for the iPad 3 with many Taiwan-based manufacturers actively participating.
Taiwan-based component makers for backlight modules and light bars have received certification from Apple, however, the certification of panels is still in progress, added industry sources.While there has been talk about Apple considering the use of OLED panels for the next iPad, Digitimes' sources believe that this is unlikely with the iPad 3 and that the next generation iPad will use 9.7" LCD panels.
The timing of the launch for the iPad 3 is in 2012 according to the component makers.