Report reveals exact reason for the delayed launch of the Apple iPad mini with Retina display

Report reveals exact reason for the delayed launch of the Apple iPad mini with Retina display
Now that the Apple iPad Air has been exploding onto the tablet scene (see what we did there?), that still leaves many iPad buyers waiting for the launch of the Apple iPad mini with Retina display. Delayed by production problems with the display, a new report on Friday explains that Sharp has been having problems with LCD burn-in on the Retina display panels that it is producing for the tablet. The burn in is said to be not noticeable to the ordinary eye, but the screen still does not meet Apple's exacting standards.

The problem is apparently related to Sharp's TFT technology and has resulted in low production yields for the display. LG Display, Apple's other main supplier of panels for the product, has not suffered from the same problem. There is speculation that Apple will turn to its rival and supplier Samsung, to provide the panels necessary to finally launch the slate. The Korean based OEM previously solved a burn-in problem with the Retina display panels produced for the full sized Apple iPad.

Considering that not one Apple iPad mini with Retina display has been shipped, the demand for the tablet is bound to be extremely high when it is finally launched.

source: ETNews (translated) via BGR

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