Apple iPad mini 2 LCD displays to come from Samsung

Apple iPad mini 2 LCD displays to come from Samsung
While you still wouldn't invite Apple and Samsung to the same dinner party, the truth is that when it comes to delivering quality parts in the quantity needed, the purchasing department at Cupertino still keeps Samsung in its Rollodex. A published report out of Korea on Thursday said that Samsung will be delivering LCD displays for the unannounced Apple iPad mini 2 with a Retina display. The screen is expected to have a resolution of 2048 x 1536. If that sounds familiar, it's because that is the resolution for the 9.7 inch screen on the full-sized Apple iPad. You can expect a much higher pixel density on a new iPad mini if that resolution figure holds true.

Meanwhile, besides the iPad mini sequel, the same report says that Samsung will also provide Apple with LCD panels for the fifth-generation Apple iPad which will include a narrower bezel than previous models of the slate. Apple has wanted to stop using Samsung as a supplier because of the acrimonious court battles between the two rivals. But unfortunately for Apple, AU Optronics and Sharp have had problems with the quality and yield from their production line.

According to the published report, LG Display will also involved in sending Apple displays for the next iPad mini and has been increasing its supply of panels to the tech giant.

source: ETNNews via AppleInsider



1. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

The Apple never rolls too far from the Samsung tree.

5. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

Any company that has a product with a display on it, are likely from that same tree. In modern day, you're likely to either use their displays for your product or use their products for your display.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Apple uses the best "Custom made" CPU. "EXYNOS™®© A4,A5,A6,A7" E4410 E4412 E5410=A15® Best displays= Samsung™ RAM= SAMSUNG™ Hard-drive = Samsung PvrSgx GPU+ MALI on par Snapdragon CPU are Garbage™ Apple are $laves to Samsung™®©

21. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Apple are not a slaves, they are samsung's customers in this design stuff and leave the production to someone else...the one who buys is not the slave, apple is giving money to samsung for it and samsung is making billions from such deals...its a good thing for both the companies if paying money to samsung for things is slavery then everyone who buys things manufactures by samsung is a slave... people like you only want to hate...when the two companies fight against each other, you have a problem, when they work together, you have a problem?....why are you against peace? that all you can think of? and you know that you are trolling, why should you do it? just remember, both the companies are working for money,not for have to be more friendly to the customers, not to the company...we will make good friends, the companies will only care of you as long as you pay them

31. selena1000

Posts: 85; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Apple PAYS samsung for the parts so i can also say samsung is "slave" of apple

33. Trex95

Posts: 2381; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

A4,A5,A6 and upcoming A7 doesn't made by Samsung it's made by ARM and ARM that the co-founder it's Apple. Samsung only manufactures the parts that designed and architect by Apple. Get your fact right before you post.

2. TechnoTechyes

Posts: 71; Member since: Jan 24, 2011

They are the opposite of frenemies.

17. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010


3. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

O, the love-hate relationship they have...sooo dramatic! Modern day pride and prejudice.

4. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

These two lovebirds are so disfunctional it's ridiculous. Either way, I cannot wait for this to be released because it's as good as bought. Hopefully they also release the Mini 2 in colors other than black and white as well.

28. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Samsung should do a promotional video on this.

6. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Wouldn't a Retina display on the iPad mini elevate the cost by quite a bit? Or is Apple planning to make it more expensive?

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31054; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Samsungs not stupid, they like money too. Apple products sell.

27. blingblingthing

Posts: 963; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Honestly. I would think about not making or charging higher rates if this really is true. Supply constraints for Apple is good for the products Samsung sells.

8. willard12 unregistered

With all of the Samsung parts that go in to an Apple product, doesn't that partly make an Apple product a "Samsung"'product?

9. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

willard, you're forgetting, Apple is the only one with the special kind of touch to make these components "magical" - therefore, Apple assumes all credibility for their conception and likes to pretend that they're better than the industry they source their parts from.

10. MCrapp

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 07, 2013

Maybe it's time to show some Galaxy Tab or Note 10.1 with high resolution screen?You selling high quality displays to other and you stay with mid-range crap like Tab3!

11. vandroid

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

The display on the tab 3 was so disappointing I was expecting fhd

29. jsdechavez

Posts: 799; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Agree. Their flagship tabs (Note 10.1 2, Tab 3) have mediocre screen resolutions.

12. CivicSi89

Posts: 349; Member since: Jul 23, 2011

Isn't that ironic?

13. SleepingOz unregistered

Hahaha! Samsung is just too big to be bypassed!

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31054; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Or vice versa

16. SleepingOz unregistered

The only thing Samsung need from apple is their money.

15. PermanentHiatus

Posts: 267; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

Apple is like that Ex that always comes crawling back.

18. Oxygen

Posts: 125; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Extremely accurate comparison!

19. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Remember that forecast that Samsung put out that LCD and OLED displays would be tight this coming fall as the demand has exceed capacity ( Mainly from Samsung, LG, Nokia and HTC using these large display) Apple might find it's self on the short end of the stick if true and have gross delays for not placing their orders earlier with Samsung. ( or it could be that Appl purchased up all the spare capacity Samsung had left leaving everyone else out cold) This will be interesting to see.

22. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

This is a perfect example of why the Samsung every size strategy works. Google: I need a 10.1 IPS 2560 x 1600 screen and CPU capable of running that resolution. Samsung: Done! Apple: I need some 7.9 inch screens. Samsung: let's see....we have 7.7 amoled, 7.9 IPS, we have 8 inch IPS..what would you like. The best part? Quality control on their parts are much much higher than the junk HTC and Nokia uses. Flame on Samsung haters! Haha


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

+1 When it comes to designs SONY IS THE MASTERS ™

26. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

you are always welcome APPLE. sincerely: SAMSUNG.

32. Trex95

Posts: 2381; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

How come?! Apple conform LG IPS LCD!

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