After finding out the most likely resolution for the iPad Pro, another rumor tells us that Apple may be using Sharp panels for its upcoming big slate. The 12.9 inch panels will be supplied by the Japanese firm, while Foxconn Group subsidiary General Interface Solution takes care of touch modules.


GIS will also handle lamination and LCM assembly, or so say industry sources. The device will go into production by the end of Q3 and reach mass production in the fourth quarter. Sharp will be providing Open Cell LCD displays, while GIS provides GF touch panels. Foxconn has worked with Sharp before, so that’s how they got into this equation.

Samsung Display and TPK will be secondary suppliers, with the latter providing touch modules and Samsung handling displays and LCD assembly. iPad Pro shipments are estimated to reach between 4 and 5 million in 2015, if the device is release in Q4 as rumored. We’ll have to wait and see…