Apple is set to delay the launch of the iPad 3, due to a shortage of retina displays from its suppliers LG and Samsung.
This is according to Digitimes, which believed that a lack of displays will mean that Apple won't ship a new iPad in 2011, even though the company was looking to get one out before Christmas – with around 6 million iPad 3's originally ordered for production in Q4 of 2011.
It is not just a lack of screens that's a potential stumbling block for the new iPad. The new A6 chip is also not going to be ready until 2012, with its makers TSMC demoing the chip – which is based on a 28nm process – at the moment.
If Apple was set to release the iPad 3 before the end was out then it would have significant change to how it has approached the tablet market so far.
The iPad 2 came out a year after its successor, with enough changes to warrant a purchase but it was no massive overhaul.
Now, if Digitimes is correct, the iPad 3 will follow the same yearly pattern.