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Sharp All Set To Begin Retina Display Shipments For New iPad

by on March 19th, 2012

A report by The Wall Street Journal (via MacRumors) claims that Sharp Corporation is getting ready to start shipments of Retina displays for Apple’s new iPad. Though it has previously been reported that the initial batch of Retina panels were supplied solely by Samsung, subsequent reports have suggested that both Sharp and LG are expected to provide displays as well.

According to the report:

The panels are to be used in Apple Inc.’s new iPad, according to people familiar the matter. The first batch of the U.S. company’s newest tablet, released Friday, were not equipped with Sharp’s LCD panels after the Japanese company faced difficulty in customizing the screens according to Apple’s requirements, one of the people said last week.

Meanwhile, the report also highlights an interesting fact that the three titans of Japan’s consumer electronics industry i.e Sharp, Panasonic and Sony, are currently suffering from losses at their TV-set businesses, failing to keep pace with the innovations of Apple Inc. and are unable to match the manufacturing might of Korean giant, Samsung Electronics.

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