The 2nd generation iPad released last year and you may remember the issues from display bleeding, we experienced this on two of our three test models, which saw light bleed from the edges and was most notable when the LCD showed dark images, like in movies.
While we own/test many Apple products, almost every major product Apple has launched over the last few years, it feels like the popular brand are rushing products more in recent years, which could be due to the pressure they’re under to meet demand. In the last year we’ve seen a bad signal issue with the iPhone 4, which led to free cases as a gesture by Apple, and we’ve also seen issues with iPad 2 displays. Other Apple fans/customers might have seen more problems, let us know in the comments.
We agree Apple has a habit of bringing technology together in a new product that people love, well most people, and the sales show this although we hope future product launches suffer less issues. The popularity of Apple products doesn’t seem to be slipping, if anything the global demand is increasing as Apple expands both its product base and reach, which means the demand would grow and could mean rushing to get products in consumer hands. Apple will likely succumb to Android tablet’s in time, although a cheaper iPad model would help fight this eventuality, thanks to the openness of Android and the amount of brands running hardware with a form of Android OS.
Apple’s iPad 3 is expected to have a release date within the next few months, and there could be some major changes in specs from previous models, which includes the type of display. Another issue is making enough Retina displays for the iPad 3, if the upcoming 3rd generation iPad features that spec, and it seems Apple may have recently tackled that “technical hurdle” to offer a release date soon, but the demand for so many Retina displays could worry those that suffered from iPad 2 display bleeding last year.
It’s worth noting that there is no evidence that Apple is rushing the iPad 3 release, although there has been evidence of iPad 2 issues due to the displays not being finished correctly, which has worried some iPad users thinking of upgrading to an iPad 3. With demand increasing for tablet’s and Apple the leader in this field, should we be worried?
Remember that it’s not the time between iPad releases that can be classed as hasty, but rather the time it takes to produce the product in the factory to meet demand. Apple would want to make sure quality control is up to scratch with the iPad 3, so they keep and gain more fans.
Are you thinking about investing in an iPad 3, and if so would you wait a couple of months after release incase of issues?
Also See: Update on iPad 2017 refresh line-up