ViewSonic borrows the iPhone Retina Display for an Android phone, to out five more devices
2. kshell1 posted on 24 Feb 2012, 06:19 8 0
and the same resolution and the same size!!!!! da*n this is a lawsuit waiting to happen >.>
3. som posted on 24 Feb 2012, 06:28 2 0
ViewSonic is too expensive for Android devices, it should switch to iOS for that price.
4. wumberpeb posted on 24 Feb 2012, 08:38 3 0
Wasn't the Retina display created by LG? Is it actually Apple's own display or do they just license it?
I might be way off with who owns or invented what, but I don't believe Viewsonic would displays without the proper permissions. I wouldn't for see any lawsuits coming, even when Apple is involved
5. squallz506 posted on 24 Feb 2012, 08:57 0 0
i think a few companies make the retina display for apple, because they need all the stock they can get. i know lg does, im pretty sure toshiba does too, and rumor has it that sharp is making the upcoming retina-ish display on the next ipad. apple does have the trademark on "retina display", but not on the pixel count or density; so anyone can use the display, they just cant call it "retina".
i dont think that it is going to stop apple from filing a suit, however.
im surprised that we havent seen this display in other phones yet.
6. greathero1 posted on 24 Feb 2012, 09:38 0 0
The retina display was designed by Apple and outsourced for production to LG. ViewSonic should be okay as long as they don't call it a Retina Display as considering how finicky Apple can be, the name is patented.
8. -box- posted on 24 Feb 2012, 13:59 1 0
That's actually backwards. LG designed the Retina display (and has since replaced it with the NOVA display if I recall correctly), and apple licenses its use. As for manufacture, I believe LG makes the iphone4 and up screens, and other screens are made by other manufacturers
10. roscuthiii posted on 26 Feb 2012, 09:10 0 0
"Retina Display" is a marketing gimmick. The display is an IPS LCD screen. Retina display really just means that it has a high enough pixel density to look natural to the naked eye.
And yes, LG was the creator here.
7. medicci37 posted on 24 Feb 2012, 11:52 0 0
If ViewSonic wants to compete with Apple or Samsung, they are going to have to do better than that.
9. bayusuputra posted on 25 Feb 2012, 03:25 0 0
ViewSonic is smaller than ZTE or Huawei if i'm not wrong.. and clearly can't rival Apple.. but i like their sense of humour in insulting Apple straight on the face..