The new iPad to launch with Samsung and LG display panels, Sharp still working out the kinks

The new iPad to launch with Samsung and LG display panels, Sharp still working out the kinks
If you need to vent your frustration over the new iPad shipments delay, feel free to blame the bottleneck on Sharp, and perhaps LG as well. The Japanese were confirmed once again to have troubles with the Apple's tablet Retina Display production. 

Sharp was pinpointed by Apple due to its superior IGZO production tech that uses twice less LED backlights than the traditional LCD panels, but apparently IGZO is not ready for prime time yet. 

Samsung LCD screen QA specialist at work

Samsung LCD screen QA specialist at work

Sharp had to allegedly start retooling its factory on the fly and move to the run-of-the-mill amorphous silicon LCD production method that Samsung and LG are using, and rumor has it it has yet to supply a single Retina Display for the new iPad.

LG was also rumored to have run into difficulties with the complex production method of a 3 million pixels-strong tablet display, but unidentified source disclosed today that "LG is also in a panel supply deal [together] with Samsung for the new iPad.

So, long story short, it would be best if your new iPad comes with a Samsung-made Retina Display, as the company seems to be the only one from Apple's tablet screen makers trifecta that has passed the production tests with flying colors. 

As a result, Samsung's shares hit an all-time high today, in the hope that corralling most display orders for the new iPad will take its LCD division out of the slump before Samsung pawns it off

A Samsung exec allegedly said yesterday that the contract with Apple might reach $11 billion in parts sold this year, more than the initial $9.7 billions signed for.

source: Bloomberg, WSJ & Reuters

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14 Comments

1. hritikbhimani

Posts: 29; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

samsung is the best ;D

2. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Samsung must stop filing lawsuits against Apple for business reasons. When Sharp is a running at full speed, Apple will drop display panel and other components orders from Samsung due to Samsung lawsuits against Apple. Who know what they are doing?

4. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Honestly speaking, u sound like a 12 yr old.

9. fost4real

Posts: 27; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

he must be less than 12yrs.

7. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha​hahaha! you are really funny, kid.. have you forgotten who started all these?

10. fost4real

Posts: 27; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

You are a toddler

11. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

You have your story backwards

14. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Your too young to know about it kid, now go to bed!

3. edongski1

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Apple got 'samsunged' again....

5. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Actually I was reading on Android and Me that the majority of these displays are being produced by Samsung, & I mean the vast majority. Sharp & LG as a matter of fact are having BIG problems. Like I said & have always said, the iPhone, & iPad are Samsung devices with an Apple logo. All Apple does is make a very weak OS & market the heck out of the Samsung products. I have a STRONG feeling that the rumored Samsung 11.6 Tab will kill the new iPad, (Is it really a feeling?) & let's not even start on the Samsung Galaxy S III. Essentially Samsung only needs to top themselves to make a better product than Apple! lol Ohh the irony!

6. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

Your logic doesn't make any sense. The iphone and ipad are just samsung devices with an apple logo. It's not because samsung makes parts for the iPad, that it's a samsung device. And idk if the new samsung tab will kill the iPad. But I think the win 8 tablets have more change.

8. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

You really don't have a clue tacohunter, you really don’t. Look the A5X is made by Samsung. The so called "Retina" display is made by Samsung. Just those 2 things right there happen to be the blood line & soul of the new iPad. I can go on but it really doesn't matter at this point. The processor & display are the 2 most prominent things that form a tablet, & guess what?!? They are BOTH made by Samsung. Now please let's not get started on the iPhone. FACTS ARE FACTS. Apple products are indeed made by Samsung so they are Samsung products with an Apple logo. Apple made nothing but the look of the device, the logo, the very weak iOS & those cute “call me a rock god” commercials. lol Where your confusion is coming from I have no idea. If Samsung wants to top Apple in terms of specs that is easy, just look at what Samsung put into the new iPad & put something better on their rumored 11.6 Galaxy Tab. Get it now? It’s really not that hard to understand.

12. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

You forget he loves to argue. He will just see the words Samsung and Apple in the same sentence and go on a mindless rant about nonsense.

13. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

that's why the lawsuits made less sense to me everyday... Samsung supplies the rename exynos and the retina display, because they are in that business, and the galaxy tab looks similar to the ipad.. duh.. it comes from the same place!!!... but I am kind of sure Apple pays very good not to have their products.,. copied in a way and that's were Samsung either didn't set things straight with Apple or something is wrong here.. how can they shake hands and have a knife on the other hand??? I need a vacation

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