In the months leading up to the unveiling of the new iPad, the rumor mill seemed pretty confident that the tablet would be getting a high resolution Retina display. But we weren’t quite sure who was going to be making them.

There was a lot of speculation regarding Sharp as a possible manufacturer. And the same with LG. But according to a new report from Bloomberg, the sole display-maker for the new iPad has been none other than Samsung…

That’s right, Samsung — the company currently involved in more than a dozen lawsuits around the globe with Apple over patent infringement. Hey Apple, if you don’t want Samsung stealing your ideas, stop having them build your products.

But from the sounds of things, Apple didn’t have much of a choice in the matter this time. Here’s an excerpt from the Bloomberg article:

“Achieving this high resolution without compromising on the power consumption and brightness and maintaing Apple’s quality standards are supposedly proving to be a challenge for LG Display and Sharp.”

With a resolution of 2048 x 1536, the iPad’s screen is the sharpest of any tablet on the market — by a fairly large margin. But given that Samsung is making the displays, it wouldn’t surprise us to see a similar one pop up in the next Galaxy Tab.

We’ve certainly heard the saying, “keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.” But any closer, and Samsung would be in Apple’s R&D labs.


  • Anonymous

    Makes sense. Also gives Apple some leverage during lawsuits; Apple is a big input of cash for Samsung.

    • Anonymous

      its tricky – Samsung could hold Apple hostage and not sell them the screens they need – allowing that Galaxy Tab to jump ahead.. they wouldn’t have to stop completely just work a bit slower on it

      • Anonymous

        So you are saying a major corporation will refuse billions of dollars in revenue cause they should allow their own design to florish? While possible samsung needs apple and apple needs Samsung. Unless apple buys sharp which i heard may happen this year.

  • Apple should buy Samsung.

    • No.

    • William Kwil

      Even though I’m Apple fan, I’m against Monopoly, I don’t think Apple should buy Samsung at all.
      Competition is good healthy competition.

    • Anonymous

      If possible GOOGLE also…JK

    • hehehehe >> funny >> right now samsung is in position that they can buy at least some share of apple >_@twitter-37155788:disqus

  • How can Apple fans hate Samsung when they are building Apple products?

    • KewlDewd

      Do Apple fans hate Samsung? I like Apple and I also think Samsung makes great quality electronics. I just prefer Apple’s tablet over theirs.

    • Anonymous

      wow to say that is quite ignorant

    • Anonymous

      when it comes to phones nd tablets i really dnt like dem, but if u tok abt der other elec stuff m kewl wid dem.
      The obnoxious ways in which they keep on forcing that apple products sux is somewot disgust me.make dem despo…

  • -_-?!

  • The love hate relationship.

  • Anonymous

    So no wonder they will be able to build a high quality galaxy tab this year. Cause they alteady have the groundwirk made by apple so they just need to copy, tweak and call the lawyers.

  • You are all looking at this in the wrong way, Apple design the tech and Samsung merely builds it. This is because Samsung already has all the tools, machinery and trained workers in place. Apple fronts a big bill for the work and also pays for all the necessary parts. Samsung makes a lot of money from this, more than they can make with their own product alone. They did not make the tech or idea though which is the message you all seem to be conveying.

    • Anonymous

      My Man you know exactly what you are talking about : ) I appreciate the few who understand this is not a Nintendo vs Sega war haha

      • Anonymous

        Sega is awesome, Nintendo sucks……….JK