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Sharp and Samsung Providing New iPad Retina Displays, LG Reportedly Fails to Gain Verification

by Todd Haselton | March 20, 2012March 20, 2012 7:30 am PDT

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Long before the new iPad made its debut there were reports that Sharp, Samsung and LG would provide the Retina Displays for Apple’s new tablet. LG’s president even went on the record bragging that his company would help provide the new screens. According to a new report from DigiTimes, however, Sharp and Samsung are currently the only two manufacturers providing Retina Displays, while LG has failed to gain the required verification due to a “quality issue.”

Reportedly, Samsung is shipping the vast majority of new iPad screens — iFixit found a Samsung display on its review unit — and Sharp has shipped just 2.71 million units to Apple. That’s not too many, especially taking into consideration that Apple sold 3 million units during the new iPad’s debut weekend.

DigiTimes‘ report conflicts with a separate story from Reuters, which was published last week and suggested that LG is indeed also supplying panels for the new tablet.

[via AppleInsider]

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Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...