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LG loses iPad 2 screen orders because of faulty displays

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LG loses iPad 2 screen orders because of faulty displays
As some of you may remember, a few weeks ago we warned you about a potential problem with iPad 2 screens "leaking" light on the edges. Faulty display panels were causing light to leak from behind the LCD screen on some iPad 2s. We hope that those of you with the problem have contacted Apple and found a resolution to the issue. Now, we have a culprit: LG.

An industry source has told DigiTimes, "LGD was forced to reduce its shipments in the first quarter due to light leakage problem for panels produced at its 6G production lines." Because of these faulty displays, Apple shifted orders from LG to Samsung in the first quarter of this year. The shift pushed Samsung to 4 million iPad panel shipments, becoming the number one supplier for Apple. LG slipped to 3.2 million panel shipments in Q1 2011.

The source also told DigiTimes that the issue with the LG panels has been fixed and that LG would "resume shipment momentum to Apple in the second quarter."

source: DigiTimes via Engadget

LG loses iPad 2 screen orders because of faulty displays

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posted on 11 May 2011, 04:02 3

1. Godfather (unregistered)


Bad LG... Tsk Tsk Tsk.. I returned my LG G2x a few days ago for the very same reason...

posted on 11 May 2011, 04:08 6

2. Maxxx (unregistered)


you paid 800$ for a faulty Apple product, who cares...you`ll know better next time

posted on 11 May 2011, 06:02 2

8. android_hitman (Posts: 591; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)


correct :D

posted on 11 May 2011, 18:10 1

17. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


did u not read lg? and why 800? isnt it 500?

posted on 11 May 2011, 04:33 1

3. ssjassassin (Posts: 108; Member since: 31 Aug 2009)


I'm happy for apple, instead of just letting shit get into the Ipad it cut them off and bought a better product for the time being from another company. Now i do not own any apple products but having watched every other company sell broken down hardware to people and not making a true fix this shows that apple does really give a crap. I wish some of their competitors would follow suit.

posted on 11 May 2011, 18:11 1

18. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


like htc... there are some random crappy phones in the costco stores like a mytouch with a super lo res display... they dont fix it

posted on 11 May 2011, 05:03 2

4. TheBrizz (Posts: 18; Member since: 24 Sep 2010)


Well, LG's phones are crap, so I'm not surprised their components are too.

posted on 11 May 2011, 05:07 7

5. kyraa (unregistered)


everyone was delighted with the iphone 4 display, but when some of LGs displays are leaking light everyone forgot about good things LG makes and starts to blame them for every single small mistake they ever did... you're all a bit ... schizophrenic...

posted on 11 May 2011, 05:08 5

6. anon111 (unregistered)


iPad 2: The Bleeding Edge of Technology.

posted on 11 May 2011, 05:18 5

7. andro (unregistered)


Is there any apple product which isn't faulty despite the overpricing of it? Funny enough one of the only main hardware components apple design is antennas and we've all (except fanboys) have seen the faulty design of this.

Secondly Apple is yet again getting most of their parts and components from Samsung and seem to have conveniently forget that they are sueing samsung for have a better phone than theirs now availble and that Samsung will have a high res gesture only edge to edge screen display on the market months before their version will be out. Apples version of this gesture screen will no doubt claim to 'change everything again again' when this comes out despite the tech being available on a phone up to half a year earlier

posted on 11 May 2011, 10:55 1

14. AppleFUD (unregistered)


and I love how Steve Jobs keeps going on and on saying, we are the only company that has total control over software and hardware?!?!?!

WTF Steve?!?!? If that's the case then own the problem. Apple is putting out a crap product. You said it steve!

posted on 11 May 2011, 18:16 1

19. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


hey first of all, how is the ipad overpriced? the xoom is 800? and ur calling the ipad overpriced? its like the one thing that isnt... and apple designs the entire phone dunmbass... they just dont manufacture it...

secondly, samsung and apple have publicly stated they were treating their manufacturing division and phone division seperate in order to create the trade... if apple didnt buy from samsung anymore it would be a huge loss.. also how are they suing for a better phone when samsung obviously copied them? u cant say they didnt cause just look at the touchwiz app launcher... they changed the android one to copy iphone.. and where is an edge to edge screen cause i dont see one on the sgii? haha and half a year? show me a phone that has edge to edge right now?

posted on 12 May 2011, 15:17

28. jbash (Posts: 339; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)


htc
hd2

posted on 11 May 2011, 07:20 1

9. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


Yeah, I got one that has the light bleed. I've had it for a bit now, doesn't bother me too much, but I I think I am going to have it replaced...and hearing that it's LG doesn't make me too surprised...

posted on 11 May 2011, 08:15 3

10. IOS5 (unregistered)


Still LG has better display technology than samsung some time shit happen

posted on 11 May 2011, 08:58 1

11. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5534; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


@Jeff - I can do you one better. I got one with the stage lighting effect (where you see a row of lights at the bottom when the unit is held in landscape mode). Hopefully the replacement unit is free of defects.

posted on 11 May 2011, 09:26 3

12. donkey0627 (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 May 2011)


the above-mentioned article is not true. the so-called industry source is a taiwan magazine. as you know taiwan has to beat korea in display industry. lgd has already said at the first quarter result conference this is just a bad rumor.

posted on 11 May 2011, 10:33 1

13. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


LG...quality just keeps going down & down. We all know their phones are terrible, now their screens...luckily my tv hasn't had any issues *crossing my fingers*

posted on 11 May 2011, 11:30 3

15. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


i dont know where all these terrible phones are, because ive had a few LG phones and theyve all been well made and durable.

Its amazing how much crap people talk not realizing that they are probably carrying lg products around with them all the time. like samsung they make many parts for other companies. That iphone4? That so called retina display is made by LG. So are the screens for the iphad 1 and 2 and probably the prior iphones.

posted on 11 May 2011, 13:44 2

16. nb2six (Posts: 298; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


if LG makes crap phones, why is the Optimus line a bunch of strong selling reliable devices?

posted on 12 May 2011, 02:57

26. iAndroid (unregistered)


Why can't Apple make their own products ?

posted on 12 May 2011, 09:53

27. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


because they make software not hardware.

posted on 14 May 2011, 00:13

29. iAndroid (unregistered)


oh, i see

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