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iPad 3 Retina Display Production Hits Another Roadblock

by on August 19th, 2011

With all the rumors piling up regarding iPad 3 getting a Retina display, it is now almost certain that the next generation iPad in fact will sport a stunningly high resolution display. However, Apple continues to face issues trying to build a display with a resolution as high as 2,048 x 1,536. According to a recent publication from Digitimes, iPad 2 display panel supplier CMI (Chimei Innolux) has failed to produce iPad 3 Retina displays due to some “technological hurdles”.

CMI has been manufacturing several display samples to meet Apple’s specifications for iPad 3 but unfortunately, low yield rates and transmittance problems have failed to get them the required quality approval. At the same time, both LG Electronics and Samsung have also been unsuccessful in achieving the task of producing 2,048 x 1,536 resolution displays.

According to DigiTimes:

The sources noted that the iPad 3′s resolution requirement of 2,048×1,536 pixels is also a challenge even for iPad panel regular suppliers such as LG Display (LGD) and Samsung Electronics. Apart from the two Korea makers, Japan’s Sharp has als been selected to supply panels for the iPad 3, the sources said.

However, CMI still stands a chance of becoming a regular supplier for iPad 3 if it can improve its panel quality to meet Apple’s requirements.

Meanwhile, Apple’s recent decision to invest in Sharp’s new production facility might just be the answer.What do you think guys, can Sharp really pull it off?

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