Apple might run into display shortages with the new iPad, analysts worry

Apple might run into display shortages with the new iPad, analysts worry
Out of the screen manufacturing trinity that produces the Retina Display for the new iPad, analysts say that Sharp is having the most trouble securing yield that is sufficient for the millions of tablets Apple is expected to sell.

Sharp is Apple's future darling, due as much to the fact that it uses the innovative IGZO method of production, as to Apple's desire to diversify from the ball and chain of its usual screen suppliers LG and Samsung, especially in light of the fly-by lawsuits.

IGZO allows for much less LED backlights than the conventional method, but as a nascent technology has allegedly put a strain on Sharp's capacity, and it had to retool for amorphous silicon, a method that LG and Samsung are reportedly using to produce the super high aperture pixels for the new 2048x1536 Retina Display of the new iPad.

Analysts expect screen shortages to continue for a while and we might be in for the same process that happened with the iPad 2, where yields were sufficient enough to meet demand months after the launch. We are already running into exhausted pre-orders and 2-3 weeks shipping delays quoted for the new iPad.

source: SlashGear

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1. jamrockjones

Posts: 345; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I love that they say that their new screen are "resolutionary", but they don't even make them.

16. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

they designed/engineered it though. I mean, who are we going to give credit to? The architects or the construction workers?


Posts: 61; Member since: Jul 19, 2009

When is the official rename of to


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Agreed, there's been a great deal of krÅpple coverage last week and this week, all leading upto that "New" tÅmpon release. And, really much ado about nothing. PhoneArena, iMean PhoneandiPad Arena, should be doing their homework on more U.S. Galaxy Note releases on the other U.S. carriers, especially Big Red.

10. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Agreed,admittingly the new ipad was just announced so its fresh news and some articles should be expected but there must have been about 60 articles now about it,all pretty much stating the same information over and over and over again. I certainly don't remember PA posting 60 articles about the products like say the HTC one x when it was announced 2 weeks ago,or 60 articles on the new Sony Xperia s,Samsung note 10.1 or so on when wmc announcements and unveilings were occuring. Not that we need so many repeated articles on android products mind you,its the only the ifans that need all the pr and articles to drum up apple buying fever again

11. Evil_SaNz

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

True, Apple lives thanks to ads and merchandising. Why should Tom Cruise use an iPhone instead another high-end device in mission impossible? (Would be fun if he had to copy a stolen file via ftp or bluetooth during a mission). Why all ads in the net say me that I will win an iphone 4s? Why big bang theory made iphone and siri only episodes? Why Chuck and Sarah use iphones? Symantec launched the great android malware emergency, some days after aww we were wrong... Still all the gpu benchmarks like egypt pro etc are optimised for iOS and there's no other way to compare with android or wp, hopefully nvidia will do something. My eyes say that on a prime the same games run smoothly with more detail. Henry Ford was right...spend the last penny into advertising - people are easily manipulated

13. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Phonearena is far better then some other sites though. Right now, iDevices make headlines. That's the reality of it. As long as phonearena maintains objectivity in the articles and not just pandering every iPositive or apologizing for every iNegative, I'm fine with it. Just give me the facts and let me make up my mind on how I feel about them. No slant, no spin. That's all that matters to me.

3. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Oh,no!! My God!!! The Mayans were right,after all!! The wholw world is coming to an end!!!

4. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

They can put a normal LCD 1024x768 nobody will notice a difference

5. Hallucinator

Posts: 391; Member since: May 24, 2010

This is what happens when you actually sell devices. Fortunately Android will never have to worry about this. ;)

9. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Ifans won't worry,when the 'new' ipad is sold out they will buy the ipad 2 to keep their apple fix going and as soon as the 'new' ipad becomes available in their local store they can then go and buy that,thus meaning the demoralizing status of not having an apple ipad will never occur

14. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

So... supply shortages and slightly lower profit margins? Isn't that the kinda thing that normally gets investors antsy?

17. ghost__uwi

Posts: 175; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

when your product gets this much hate you know you at the top of the food chain.

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