Samsung confirms it’s not the sole supplier of Retina Displays for Apple’s new iPad
Ever since the new iPad was officially announced by Apple (on March 7), there have been disputes whether or not Samsung is the only supplier of the new tablet’s Retina Display, which has a 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution – the highest ever on a tablet.
Now, according to The Korea Times, Samsung has put an end to the speculation by confirming it’s not the sole supplier. Samsung Vice Chairman Kwon Oh-hyun has reportedly declared: “It’s a matter of allocation. There is no only supplier in the world. Samsung is just supplying displays to Apple, initially.”
Almost certainly, LG is the other Korean company that’s supplying displays for the new iPad (as previously rumored). Anyway, for end users, the supplier doesn’t really matter, as long as the experience is the same.
As we already reported, Apple relies heavily on Samsung components, despite the two companies’ ongoing patent war. A lot of stuff inside the new iPad is manufactured by Samsung, including the new A5X processor.
The new iPad comes in both white and black, and was launched by Apple this Friday, on March 16, for prices starting at $499 (16GB WiFi-only version).