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Samsung to supply 7.9-inch Retina displays for new iPad mini, report says

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 15 Jun 2013 12:17

Samsung to supply 7.9-inch Retina displays for new iPad mini, report says According to a report in Korean media, Samsung will be the primary supplier for 7.9-inch Retina displays for a new iPad mini that will launch this year.
Korean outlet, ETNews, reported that Apple ran into yield and quality problems with alternative suppliers Sharp and AU Optronics.

That leaves Samsung as the primary source of 7.9-inch displays with a resolution of 2,048 x 1,536, which is the same as the latest iPad. Samsung will ship the displays in Q3 and Q4 this year.

While Apple does also provide quite a bit of business to LG Display, it still must use Samsung as a huge parts supplier for its products. This relationship was shaken in recent years due to a spat of lawsuits around the world over each others' smartphone and tablet PC products.

Regardless, relations between Apple and Samsung Display have allegedly improved recently, and Samsung is not likely to lose its position as an Apple supplier for the foreseeable future.

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