Question about the retina display on MacBooks and iPad's

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  1. WhiteIphone5 macrumors 65816

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    So LG & Samsung manufacture the screen on the retina macbook and I've heard Samsung also makes it on the iPad.
    If they're the ones who make it, why can't they produce the same quality for their devices? Like why doesn't the galaxy tab have the retina display or their Samsung laptops? I'm a bit confused, sorry for the newbie questions.
     
  2. B... macrumors 68000

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    Bc at this point in time, Samsung does not want to foot the bill for making ultra high res screens.
     
  3. WhiteIphone5 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    They could win more customers if they introduced a higher display.
     
  4. devilcm3 macrumors 6502a

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    i would say that it depends on the needs and the target market of the laptop , and also how willing the customer would pay for the screen.
     
  5. Asuriyan macrumors 6502a

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    The Nexus 10 has a display of the same resolution as the 13" MBP, if I recall correctly. It is made by Samsung. It hasn't exactly been a runaway hit compared to the Galaxy Note 10" or even the Nexus 7, for that matter.
     
  6. WhiteIphone5 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Who supplied the iPhone 4 retina screen? I'm still wondering what took them so long from adding it to their devices when they knew people loved the retina display.
     
  7. Asuriyan macrumors 6502a

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    LG and Sharp (now primarily Sharp) provide the iPhone displays.
     
  8. WhiteIphone5 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    the iPhone 4's success was because of the front facing camera and retina display, not sure why samsung didn't add to their devices like the galaxy S, S2 and even S3
     
  9. skolvikes macrumors newbie

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    my guess is it's a contracting issue. if apple makes a deal with so-and-so, they only make that certain display tech for their products, possibly for a predetermined timeframe. i don't see why else.
     
  10. WhiteIphone5 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    that would make sense.
     
  11. Yahooligan macrumors 6502a

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    "Retina" is a trademark and the technology is patented by Apple...so...either Samsung/LG/etc have to come up with their own technology or try and license it from Apple if they want to use it in non-Apple products.
     
  12. maxosx macrumors 68020

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    Yet risk being sued by Apple. Samsung already has that nuisance to deal with.
     
  13. fiveainone macrumors 6502a

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    Most likely this I would guess.
     

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