ViewSonic borrows the iPhone Retina Display for an Android phone, to out five more devices
1. SleepingOz (unregistered)
ViweSonic 4S!! WAHAHAHAHA
2. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
and the same resolution and the same size!!!!! da*n this is a lawsuit waiting to happen >.>
3. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)
ViewSonic is too expensive for Android devices, it should switch to iOS for that price.
4. wumberpeb (Posts: 449; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)
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 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
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 (Posts: 521; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)
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- (Posts: 3932; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
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 (Posts: 1887; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
"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 (Posts: 818; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
If ViewSonic wants to compete with Apple or Samsung, they are going to have to do better than that.
9. bayusuputra (Posts: 949; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)
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..