Samsung Sole Supplier for Retina Display in New iPad?

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    Bloomberg reports on comments from IHS iSuppli analyst Vinita Jakhanwal claiming that Samsung is currently serving as the sole supplier of the ultra-high resolution Retina display in the new iPad. Previous reports had indicated the Sharp and LG would also be supplying displays for the device.
    Sharp's role in the new Retina iPad display has been particularly murky, with some sources claiming that the company was responsible for a new design intended for the display and that it would be a key manufacturing partner for Apple. Rumors of Sharp failing to meet Apple's quality control standards surfaced in January, although a photo of a leaked display from Sharp surfaced a few weeks later. Another report from last month similarly suggested that Sharp was not a part of Apple's supply chain for the new iPad display, despite having designed the component.

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    Apple and Samsung have a complicated relationship given the fact that Samsung provides a substantial number of components for Apple's iOS devices even as it competes with Apple through its own Android-based hardware. Apple has reportedly been seeking to reduce its reliance on Samsung in light of the competition between the two companies, but market forces and technical considerations clearly trump that desire, and Apple is continuing to use Samsung when it is Apple's best option for a particular component.

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  2. ShiftyPig macrumors 6502a

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    The FB's can say whatever they want, but Samsung makes the best displays in the world. If you want the best iPad, you're about stuck using Samsung.
     
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    Well that's nice of Samsung.

    You know, considering Apple wants them virtually wiped off the face of the earth.
     
  5. camnchar macrumors 6502

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    I wonder if business or politics makes stranger bedfellows?
     
  6. ghostlines macrumors regular

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    Deal with the Devil

    Samsung's to money hungry to boycott Apple, and same goes for Apple. These guys have such a love hate relationship.
     
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    So is this this be a dilemma for hardcore fanboys...??? The way some have been carrying on in the Apple v Samsung threads, you would expect them to avoid the new Ipad.... but me thinks we have a lot of hypocrites on MR ;)

    Ltd! What do you think?? They are Evil.... but they make these retina screens....
     
  9. Menopause macrumors 6502a

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    Samsung probably secured billions of dollars worth of contracts to supply Apple with what they need. That spells a little death in the face of Samsung's display production competitors. Money from an enemy is still money baby! :D
     
  10. KingJosh macrumors 6502

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    lol what?! Samsung you just dug your own grave..
     
  11. daneoni, Mar 13, 2012
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    At least that means there won't be yellowy warm screens (LG) and hopefully less light bleed.
     
  12. writingdevil macrumors 6502

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    When I was really young (around 9) I thought everything was either black or white and learned a lesson from my pops that there are shades of grey. It's quite possible they are (corporate integrity wise) QUITE evil and also make retina screens.
     
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    Apple does NOT want Samsung wiped off the face of the earth. Apple wants Samsung's tablets gone.

    There's a difference there, can you tell the difference? Or do you have to keep bashing Apple for no reason?
     
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    Strange, I assume that Samsung makes displays for a profit.
     
  15. AJH1993 macrumors regular

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    You seem upset.
     
  16. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Let's see, Samsung will introduce a retina display tablet in 6 months (but it'll be continued to be crippled by a certain slow os)
     
  17. M-O macrumors 6502a

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    that's not true. Apple want's Android wiped off the face of the earth. Samsung just got in the way by making devices that actually propelled Android growth.

    Apple would have no problem with Samsung should they switch to Windows completely.
     
  18. bbeagle macrumors 68040

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    LOL

    I wish there were moderators on MacRumors that removed trolls.
     
  19. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

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    For my money, Samsung makes the best HDTVs on the market, so I'm fine with them making the display on my new iPad.
     
  20. AppleScruff1 macrumors G4

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    I'm sure what you posted won't be too popular here, but it is true. Samsung sucks, but it's ok as long as it benefits Apple. How many posts have you read here wishing that Samsung would go out of business, etc? Comical, isn't it?
     
  21. KingJosh macrumors 6502

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    Giving great screens to the competition does not do to well for your own Tablet. That is what I meant. Basically everyone will want an iPad instead of a galaxyTab even more now because of the screen alone.
     
  22. AJH1993 macrumors regular

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    Yes, that's what I'm doing is trolling. I'm not here because I am interested in Apple news, I'm just here to cause trouble. You're right.
     
  23. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    Saw the Samsung logo and thought, oh no, here we go again. Actually relieved that this story doesn't involve lawyers ;)
     
  24. KingJosh macrumors 6502

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    sarcasm is so unwelcome and annoying to read.
     
  25. igorleandro macrumors member

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    It really sucks that they can't find a competing alternative. This is not bad for Apple, this is horrible for Sharp, LG and any other manufacturer that aimed to be a provider.
     

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