Quick Note: Apple Makes Innolux Corp. a New iPad Mini Display Supplier
March 29, 2013 3:00 PM
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Apple is moving on from its severed relationship with Samsung
Apple has brought a new iPad mini supplier onboard, knocking other dominant touch panel makers like Samsung down a peg.
Apple has made Innolux Corp., a Taiwanese LCD panel maker, one of its iPad mini touch panel suppliers. LG and AU Optronics Corp. are the other two major iPad mini suppliers of touch panels.
Innolux is currently in the midst of obtaining a certificate for product qualification from Apple. Innolux plans to ship its first batch of touch panels using its touch-on-display tech by the end of 2013.
used to be a major LCD panel supplier
for Apple's iPhones and iPads, but in October 2012, Samsung Display officially severed its contract with the iDevice maker. Samsung cited cost as the main issue, since Apple has started using Samsung competitors with better prices for displays recently. Hence, Apple was expecting bigger discounts from Samsung.
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RE: Cheap Crap
3/29/2013 5:48:51 PM
Have you seen the mini's screen?
Yes and it's "okay". But would you rather have a Samsung display or one from this company you've never heard of, because Apple didn't feel like paying for quality panels?
This is a race to the bottom, so your beloved Apple can keep fleecing you for ever-higher profit margins. And you love it lol.
RE: Cheap Crap
3/29/2013 6:14:47 PM
Exactly why do you assume Innolux Corp. makes bad displays?
RE: Cheap Crap
3/30/2013 10:46:51 PM
Well from historical experience of using displays from various manufacturers like AUO was crap. Only the Koreans and Japanese were able to produce decent quality panels. Samsung notably doing good ones and LG just average panels. The Taiwanese are years behind in the tech using poor materials to boot.
Do if a taiwanese company said it could do nice displays, one would be very skeptical. It is natural, their quality needs to be proven in order to get the respect of Samsung.
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