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Apple continues to cope with production problems on the new iPad's Retina display

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Apple continues to cope with production problems on the new iPad's Retina display
Because of continuing problems producing the Retina display for the new iPad, Apple continues to give the job solely to Samsung. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst with KGI Securities, all of the panels used by Apple in the first quarter were produced by the Korean based manufacturer. The analyst said that LG Displays was supposed to have started delivery of the same panel in the current quarter.

Apple continues to cope with production problems on the new iPad's Retina display
With production of the screen described as complex, other companies outside of Samsung have been struggling with its production. So while Samsung will remain the main supplier of the displays with LG adding some production this quarter, it is believed that Apple's third screen supplier, Sharp, won't be able to deliver its expected number of screens until the third quarter.

In a research report to clients, the analyst wrote that, "Sharp Still has production yield and material stability issues unresolved due to the adoption of Oxide technology." Due to lack of supply, Kuo believes that Apple sold 13.1 million units of its tablet last quarter. He expects sales to rise to 18.6 million in the second quarter as production of the Retina displays picks up and more iPads become available. Shipping time for the new iPad has dropped down in the last few days to 5 to 7 days, a sign that supply is coming in balance with demand.

Kuo also believes that Apple will release a iPad-mini version with a 7.85 inch screen in time for the winter holiday season.

source: AppleInsider

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posted on 23 Apr 2012, 11:54 7

1. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


More slaves, quick!!!

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 11:55 21

2. CharlieAtInfinity (Posts: 253; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


All I can say is Samsung FTW.. Even iPad is Samsung Inside!! :D

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 12:07 9

3. cGmC11 (Posts: 107; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)


Yes...and my iPad 3 have problem with light leak in the botton and the upper sides of the screen that I can see clearly in complete black screen!... AMOLED display for next iPad please!

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 12:40 2

7. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


I had this problem with my iPad 2 last year. A lot of the LG panels had this problem and were swapped at the Genius Bar luckily. I didn't think Samsung had the problem...but maybe you got an LG Screen?

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 12:43 3

8. stealthd (Posts: 870; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


On some models it may just be the adhesive drying. If the light leakage remains after a couple weeks then it's probably defective.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 13:01 3

11. the_s2 (Posts: 200; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


iPad with AMOLED? no way. I hope sammy never sells its tech to rivals!

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 13:20 2

13. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


A good portion of Sumsung's income comes from selling their tech. It would be insanely stupid for them to stop right now...

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 13:49 1

15. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


Samsung actually held back their tech to some potential rivals. HTC was one of them during the HTC Desire times. Due to Samsung declining to supply AMOLED or overcharging to supplying the tech, most of HTC devices were on SLCDs from Sony. Samsung will stop or give the customer a hard time, if they think whoever they're selling to is a potential threat.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 15:45

18. quryous (banned) (Posts: 106; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


That AMOLED would be made by Samsung, also. Funny, now that works out.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 12:11 6

4. AndroidShiz (Posts: 145; Member since: 08 Nov 2011)


Man do I wish Google owned Samsung instead of Motorola. If they didn't give Samsung access to Android, they very well could have bought them out at some point.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 12:26 9

6. windowsRocks (Posts: 147; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)


Google cant afford buying company like Samsung. Samsung is too big for them

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 19:27 1

22. groupsacc (Posts: 232; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


You are partially right. No, Google can't buy the whole Samsung Group, but they can buy Samsung Mobile division.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 12:24 2

5. kshell1 (Posts: 1141; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


All i can say is apple should have just stuck with 1920x1080 of course they are to stubborn to change their aspect ratio.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 12:53

9. theoak (Posts: 318; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


All the apps would have to change then. They were kind of forced to keep 4:3.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 15:47

19. quryous (banned) (Posts: 106; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Actually, it is more like they are STUCK with the 4:3 display in spite of a desperate need to modernize.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 12:54 1

10. Cyan3boN (Posts: 423; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


screw up the displays Samsung.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 13:08 2

12. mas11 (Posts: 1017; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


So Apple has been taking credit for Samsung's amazing display. So how is Apple more innovative?

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 13:31 2

14. eaxvac (Posts: 328; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


Lol sfan

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 14:21 1

16. mas11 (Posts: 1017; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Haha actually a Motorola fan, hence the DROID eye as my pic. I think Apple is really good at refining ideas, but they aren’t very original. And they take credit for others work. Like when they took android’s notification bar and when they took the mouse from Xerox. But they often make those products work better and build a popular brand. Unfortunately they lack open development and their "one size fits all" approach doesn't work for me.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 16:26 1

21. hutty24 (Posts: 84; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Your dumb.sent from my galaxy nexus droids suck to by the way

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 20:29

23. mas11 (Posts: 1017; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Dude the OG DROID made Android popular. Galaxy Nexus is a nice phone, but I prefer the DROID line.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 15:47 2

20. quryous (banned) (Posts: 106; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Apple who?

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 11:40

24. xtian1103 (Posts: 352; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


so why can't samsung tablets match the retina display (which they made for apple) on their own products. i guess samsung display really values the confidentiality of their contract with apple, even samsung mobile which is their sister company caught left handed when ipad2 retina display was released.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 14:40

17. eyephone (banned) (Posts: 69; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


Lol prisonfan

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 02:07

25. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


I want to see android with retina display (tablet ) . Android catch up so slowly , I am an iFan but I want real iPad rivals

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