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Retina Displays' Supply Issues Continue For The New iPad

Apple's problems with the vital component for the new iPad remains severe, according to recent reports. KGI Securities' Ming-Chi Kuo has revealed that Samsung is the only supplier who has delivered Retina Displays for Apple's latest tablet in the first quarter.

Previous reports on the matter have shown that Apple has concluded negotiations with more suppliers for the high-resolution panels.

Sharp and LG were supposed to start mass production for the Retina Display, but it became obvious that, so far, only Samsung is fully equipped to manufacture such products on a large scale. Kuo has suggested that the LG Display would begin production in the second quarter of this year.

Even with the new supplier coming onboard, Apple will still have to rely mainly on Samsung to provide screens with the highest resolution on the tablet market.

Sharp is also rumoured to gear up for Retina Display production. KGI Securities' analyst believes the Japanese electronics maker won't be able to produce Retina Display "at a normal rate" until autumn.

"Sharp Still has production yield and material stability issues unresolved due to the adoption of Oxide technology," points out Kuo.

Source: AppleInsider (opens in new tab)

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