ChinaTimes: Apple ordered 65M Retina displays from LG and Samsung

ChinaTimes: Apple ordered 65M Retina displays from LG and Samsung

Summary: Add LG and Samsung to the crop of OEMs that are rumored to be fabricating high-resolution LCD panels for the iPad 3.

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In what's becoming a torrent of iPad 3 rumors, ChinaTimes today reports that Apple ordered as many as 65 million 264 pixel-per-inch (PPI) Retina-class LCD panels from suppliers LG and Samsung. Both are already production the panels according to the report. It was previously rumored that Sharp was manufacturing LCD panels destined for the iPad 3.

9to5Mac notes that Apple ordered 40 million LCD panels for the iPad 2. If true, today’s report indicates 60-70 percent increase in LCD panel orders over the iPad 2.

Where there's smoke, there's fire. (Lower case "f").

Tip: 9to5Mac

Topics: Apple, Hardware, iPad, Mobility, Samsung

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  • RE: ChinaTimes: Apple ordered 65M Retina displays from LG and Samsung

    Samsung huh? Just goes to show how much $$$$ matter. Apple is suing Samsung left & right but then turns around & places massive $$$$ order of LCD panels from them. Very funny
    tgschmidt
    • Necessity is the mother of commerce

      @tgschmidt
      Or all's fair in love and money!

      However, I wonder if there will be visual differences in the displays of the iPads using the different brands? Will different markets get different ones if there are?

      Specs are one thing, different manufacturing processes are another.
      Patanjali
  • Were there any 7in among them?

    Would answer the question once and .... ... until the next rumour time.
    Patanjali
    • No it wouldn't answer the question

      @Patanjali
      Questions about Apple products are never answered until Apple takes the stage. Apple's own engineers are known to be assigned to dummy projects when they first get to Apple until it's determined that they can be trusted to keep secrets.

      I'm more curious to know if the production costs for such a panel can be controlled enough to make this practical from Apple's perspective. The 2 biggest factors preventing such a display in the iPad2 (IMHO) were always processing power for the GPU and cost for the panel.
      use_what_works_4_U
  • RE: ChinaTimes: Apple ordered 65M Retina displays from LG and Samsung

    who cares anyway ?
    we'll know for sure when they release it.
    i'm fine with that.
    peterhelpme