Samsung all but confirms it is not the only supplier for the new iPad's Retina Display
posted by Daniel P. / Mar 19, 2012, 6:44 AM
Samsung's Vice Chairman Kwon Oh-hyun has commented on reports about the firm's alleged exclusivity as a Retina Display supplier for the new iPad. The translation from Korean reads: ``It’s a matter of allocation. There is no only supplier in the world. Samsung is just supplying displays to Apple, initially".
Make of it what you will, but these sentences can be taken as strong evidence that, even if it were only Samsung for the initial batches, the rumored LG and Sharp supply will be entering the stage as well.
Samsung's biggest rival in Korea and the Japanese reportedly had issues making enough panels with the required quality, so their share in the 9.7" Retina Display production is expected to kick in next month. When iFixit tore down the new iPad recently, they indeed found a part number on the screen that hints at it being a Samsung creation.
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Samsung never produced IPS panels, so it's hard to believe that Samsung has developed IPS production line just for Apple. Instead it is actually possible that Apple uses Samsung's brand new PLS technology, which is very similar to IPS and supports very high resolutions and pixel densities + easier to manufacture, while LG produces iPhone4 IPS Retina screens but at first were unable to deliver such quantities for iPad 3. Just a thought, never checked for real...
posted on Mar 19, 2012, 6:54 AM 3
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There are many articles online where a 'new' ipad is dismantled and the serial coding on the screens back all indicate its a samsung panel. Its funny as the only noticeable change to the ipad was actually made by samsung,then Reviewers from PA and others give apple credit for it and Apple claim we've improved our screen' we've made it 'resolutionary'. Ifans claiming here in a sheep fashion that apple 'engineered and produced' the screen have gone quite
posted on Mar 19, 2012, 9:56 AM 4
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So if the new ipad has a Samsung screen then why the hate on the new ipad?..
posted on Mar 19, 2012, 10:13 AM 2
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jealous, dud. the apple haters don't know, samsung is the best apple fanboy. they copied the design, the techology, the marketing system from apple. samsung obsessed to be number one company like apple. it's too far away, samsung, your product are craps.
posted on Mar 19, 2012, 12:07 PM 2
I know this is hard to believe for someone with no technology expertise such as yourself, but regardless of who makes the individual part, it still takes a significant amount of engineering on Apple's part to actually make it work. They don't just give Foxconn a list of parts and say "make this work". It's kind of pathetic how you've tried to jump all over this minor detail that no one actually cares about, just another indication of how much an obsessed fanboy you are.
posted on Mar 19, 2012, 2:53 PM 2
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