iPad 2 Supply Problems Possibly Caused by Light Leakage Issues
MacRumors reports today on a DigiTimes story that points the finger at LG Display as being one of the main causes of Apple’s iPad 2 supply problems last quarter. According to DigiTimes, it was LG Display’s components that were responsible for the light leakage issues that some iPad 2 owners have experienced, and that caused the delay in the supply chain, as the company was forced to cut back on its shipments. Apple’s other display component supplier for the iPad 2, Samsung Electronics, shipped 4 million iPad 2 panels to Apple in Q1, with LGD only managing 3.2 million units in the same period, according to DigiTimes’ sources.
DigiTimes says that the issue has now been dealt with and that display shipments are set to increase in the current quarter. Although this news has not been confirmed by Apple, it certainly seems to give credence to a recent report from IHS iSuppli which put the lower than expected iPad sales figures for the first quarter down to display issues.
Source: iPad Display Shortages Linked to Light Leakage on LG-Produced Units - Mac Rumors