Apple Insider reports Apple's upcoming iPad 2 device will not feature an increase in resolution due to high costs and supply constraints of higher-resolution IPS panels.
Kuo's research has previously suggested that the upgraded iPad 2 display will focus on "thickness and anti-reflection," rather than an increase in resolution. The next iPad is also expected to be thinner and lighter with more RAM, a faster CPU and faster graphics processor.
Limited manufacturing rates and prohibitive costs of a double resolution IPS panel with fringe-field switching technology will prevent Apple from improving the resolution for the iPad 2, but the display could make its way into a subsequent update, Kuo said in an earlier report.
The site heard from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of Concord Securities that the supply chain seems on track for a possible late April or early May iPad 2 launch.