Apple Testing Retina Displays for Upcoming iPad from Samsung and LG

Submitted by lalit on July 18, 2011 - 9:26am.

Samsung and LG, the world’s two largest LCD makers are about to securing a big order from Apple for next generation iPad displays, according to The Korea Times. Both the companies are working with Apple to bring Retina Display to the iPad by end of this quarter. The Korea Times posted:

Apple has started quality testing Samsung and LG’s LCDs at one of its laboratories in China. Samsung and LG were required to produce screens with better picture quality and density, according to sources, who anticipate the testing process will be completed during the third quarter.

``Apple’s upcoming iPad 3 will feature an improved display to support quad extended graphics (QXGA), a display resolution of 2048×1536 pixels with a 4:3 aspect ratio to provide full high definition (HD) viewing experience,’’ said a source close to the talks.

The companies are both capable of providing high-resolution QXGA screens up to 9.7 inches, thanks to advanced production technology based on the use of low temperature polysilicon.

LG was Apple’s main partner for development of iPhone 4’s Retina display and Samsung showed their Retina display like prototypes for tablet at SID 2011. Hence Apple is working with both the companies to bring Retina Display to iPad. Plus, Apple has learned from iPhone 4 launch that depending on one supplier can be a problem if demand rises very fast.