Who Supplies the Displays of iPad-2 ?

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    I am just curious to find out who supplies the displays for the iPad-2 ?
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    I have no clue. The store who is selling them?
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    I am saying like who Sharp, Samsung or LG ?
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    No idea. Do a google search. :)
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    Looks like LG is, was ? for iPad-2 and now Sharp is gonna take over !! Sharp also supplies the display panels for iPhone 4and 4S which has a Retina Display !
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    If they go with retina display for the next iPad, it would indeed be nice but I would be shocked if they somehow maintained the same price point of the previous two incarnations. And that's outside of the very real possibility that a retina display will certainly add thickness and weight to the device by the very nature of its construction and power demand (requiring bigger batteries if they want to maintain the same run time as the previous models)..

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    Ok looks like u r starting a different discussion here...Which is besides the point!
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    Oh. Sorry. I thought my observation was relevant because, outside of the discussion topic (about who the supplier would be), you brought up retina displays. Someone could construe your post as implying assumption that-because Sharp makes retina displays for the iPhone-the forthcoming iPad getting displays from the same manufacturer means it's also likely destined to get retina display. I wasn't arguing whether the iPad would get the display, as I think it will. I was merely giving my two cents' worth on what the ramifications of such might well likely be.

    Please excuse me. I didn't mean to jack your thread.

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    The Reason I wanted to find out about who makes the displays currently for iPad-2 is because I personally think that even at the moment iPad-2 display is just fantastic and I am itching to buy a one for myself, But since we are just so little away from the Launch of iPad-3 I thought I might as well hold back for a while.

    But what unnerves me is the news that Apple so constantly is changing it suppliers for screen displays It bothers me when I think all these does not make it any inferior product and that the new iPad-3 which I am sure gonna buy it, does not suffer any quality issues and is absolutely up to the mark if not better than the current iPad-2, atleast the same like the current iPad-2. I hope this constantly chopping and changing of Screen Display suppliers from LG TO SAMSUNG TO SHARP does not show anything negative on the product. So I was wishing if the same company who made the displays for iPad-2 which I think is just perfect minus the retina display, if the same guys were to make the screen displays for the iPad-3 that would be much better isn't it !
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    Does anything about the quality of the iPad versions 1 and 2 suggest to you that Apple would put a crappy display on the 3?
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    Really. As ti is, I'm quite happy with the screen on my iPad 2.

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    Well, yes. The first production run for iPad 2 had serious light leakage issues involving an above average number of devices. I purchased my iPad 2 at the end of August and the first unit had major leakage. It was replaced with a unit with minor "acceptable" leakage I was told. It's almost gone now since the glue set but still, for $800 ???

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    Oh, I thought the question was more about the display quality as opposed to the backlight issue. But, as a whole, I'd say you're right. For $830+, yeah, you'd expect better. I learned to live with it as it did settle down some, though t never completely went away. This replacement iPad I just got (smashed the screen on the first) has barely any leakage so I'm happy with it.

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    So you see, exactly, Apple had quality issues with incidents of light leakage with some units supplied by then their main supplier for screen displays which was LG so then they started looking out for alternatives. Samsung could have been another option but then they both got in a fight with a law suit as Samsung is Apple's primary competitor in the Tablet and phone market. So now it is mainly between LG and Sharp who are gonna do the job of supplying screen displays for the iPad-3. Sharp already is doing the job by supplying the display panels for iPhone 4 and 4S.
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    The other thing I strongly feel and this is from experience of using the iPad-2 briefly that I am saying and that is, the LED Lit backlight display is the real game changer of the amazing display of all iPad’s so far. I wonder with this new technology called IGZO from Sharp if they are completely gonna do away with the LED Lit display, that would in my opinion completely remove the juice out of it. Yeah, in place of the Dual LED backlight bar display which Apple was thinking to put in its iPad-3 to support a higher resolution instead of that if they have IGZO which supports a 330 PPI and also a single LED Lit display as in case of all the iPad’s so far that would be the way to go instead of completely getting away with the LED lit screen. The LED Lit screen is what makes it look more brighter and fantastcic atleast in iPad-2. Imagine how would the screen display of the iPad-2 look without a LET LIT BACKLIGHT DISPLAY SCREEN?? :eek:

    AppleInsider | Sharp rumored to provide IGZO displays for Apple's next iPhone, iPad

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