LG, Samsung and Sharp to share the burden of the next iPad high-res screen supply

LG, Samsung and Sharp to share the burden of the next iPad high-res screen supply
Apple reportedly had issues with the price at which the high-resolution 2048x1536 pixel screens for the iPad 3 are coming from Sharp, but neither LG nor Samsung could supply enough of those with the needed quality by themselves.

A Solomonic decision has been implemented, it seems, as those know-it-all "industry supply sources" indicate that all three companies have been anointed with the rights to be a screen supplier for the next iPad.

As has become customary, LG will carry the lion's share of orders, followed by Samsung, with Sharp as the potential runner-up if it proves itself on the production line (or if the Apple-Samsung quarrel takes turn for the worse).

One of the reasons for the tablet to be delayed until next year was the need for additional backlighting to make the high-res display justice. It is now reported that the Taiwanese Radiant Opto-Electronics will be the backlight unit supplier for all of Samsung's screen production, half of LG's, and some of Sharp's, which has its own Japanese supplier as well.

source: Digitimes

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iPad 3
  • Display 9.7" 2048 x 1536 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Apple A5X, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 11560 mAh

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4 Comments

1. kainy

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 10, 2011

Wow ... that means that iPad 3 will have 3 companies making 3 screens for one device ... could that result in many faulty units like the Samsung Galaxy S2 in Vietnam?

2. ryq unregistered

apple have no choice but to continue buying from lg and samsung. sharp , just like most japanese companies, makes very expensive goods that's why japanese elctronic industries are closing one by one.

3. cheetah2k

Posts: 2288; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

I think more to the point, Apple has a very limited choice in suppliers of "quality" screens.....

5. Boti95

Posts: 162; Member since: Sep 05, 2010

HE HE Guess what b!tches! STEVE JOBS RESIGNED! HE HE Guess he couldnt take the competition.

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