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Apple To Replace Samsung With Sharp As iPhone / iPad Display Supplier

Back in April, we reported that the sixth generation iPhone could feature much thinner and lighter Sharp’s poly-silicon LCDs which would go into production at a dedicated facility developed by Sharp by the end of year 2012. Few days back, we published another report via Digitimes that Apple might have cancelled the iPad 3 launch in 2011 due to some “quality issues” with the Retina Display produced by Samsung. Today, a report from Reuters claims that Apple is ready to invest $1 billion in Sharp for manufacturing high quality Retina displays for iPhone 5 and iPad 3. All these facts clearly suggest Apple is all set up bid farewell to Samsung as the mainstream supplier.

According to the source:

We think it is highly possible that Apple will make an investment in Sharp’s Kameyama plant to the tune of around $1 billion in order to secure stable supply of screens for iPhones and iPads, analyst David Rubenstein said in the note.

It is important to note that Apple’s decision to hire Sharp could only be a move to affect Samsung since there has been a tension growing between the two giants due to the recent lawsuits over patent infringements from both sides. For those who don’t know, Samsung was recently appointed as Apple’s iPad 2 display supplier replacing LG electronics.

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  • Fsdaljdfsal

    why would they use lcd when current is led

  • Fsdaljdfsal

    why would they use lcd when current is led

  • Michael

    When people talk about LED screens on something like an iPhone or a TV they actually mean an LCD screen backlit with LEDs. It’s not actually a screen made of LEDs. I’m no expert or anything, but I’d assume that the current Samsung iPhone/iPad screens use an LCD screen with a LED backlight and that it would continue with the Sharp ones.

  • Michael

    When people talk about LED screens on something like an iPhone or a TV they actually mean an LCD screen backlit with LEDs. It’s not actually a screen made of LEDs. I’m no expert or anything, but I’d assume that the current Samsung iPhone/iPad screens use an LCD screen with a LED backlight and that it would continue with the Sharp ones.

  • Michael

    When people talk about LED screens on something like an iPhone or a TV they actually mean an LCD screen backlit with LEDs. It’s not actually a screen made of LEDs. I’m no expert or anything, but I’d assume that the current Samsung iPhone/iPad screens use an LCD screen with a LED backlight and that it would continue with the Sharp ones.

  • Michael

    When people talk about LED screens on something like an iPhone or a TV they actually mean an LCD screen backlit with LEDs. It’s not actually a screen made of LEDs. I’m no expert or anything, but I’d assume that the current Samsung iPhone/iPad screens use an LCD screen with a LED backlight and that it would continue with the Sharp ones.

  • Don

    You said it right, all iOS devices use LCD screens with LED backlighting.

  • Don

    You said it right, all iOS devices use LCD screens with LED backlighting.