Samsung Is The Only iPad Retina Display Supplier


15.03.2012

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A week ago we witnessed the debut of the new iPad, a tablet that comes with an amazing display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. Besides the awesome Retina Display, the new iPad comes with a dual-core 1Ghz A5X chipset (an improved version of the old A5 chipset), 1GB of RAM, 16/32/64GB of internal storage, 5 megapixel camera with full HD video capabilities and is running on Apple’s latest version of their mobile operating system, iOS 5.1.

Apple and Samsung are both involved in some major lawsuits over patent infringements in various countries, still the Asian company is the biggest parts supplier for the Cupertino-based phone maker. Now the brand new Retina Display of the iPad tablet adds to the list, and it seems that Samsung is the only manufacturer of the aforementioned part. It looks like Sharp and LG haven’t managed to develop a manufacturing process good enough for Apple’s standards, thus Samsung continues to be the company Apple counts on when it comes to supplying parts for their iDevices.

Unfortunately, because Samsung is the only supplier for the new iPad’s Retina Display might result into Apple’s impossibility to fulfill the demand, but so far the Cupertino-based company has the situation under control. Though, it’s ironically how Apple is addicted to Samsung for manufacturing the new Retina displays given that the two companies are in an open war both in courts and on media channels.

The entry level version of the new iPad WiFi only has a price of $499, while the prices for the 4G LTE new iPad start from $629, climbing to $829 for the 64GB version. Apple announced that all the pre-order units of the new iPad have been already sold out. Since the new Apple tablet officially debuted, the Cupertino-based company applied a price cut of $100 to all the iPad 2 models.

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