Apple is still forced to buy displays for its devices from Samsung
It has to be the strangest love-hate relationship in the world. On the one hand we see Samsung and Apple fighting in many legal battles trying to make their devices prevail, on the other hand we find Apple still obliged to buy hardware components from Samsung to produce its own devices.
After years of speculation, according to a latest June report, it emerged that Apple had finally signed a contract with TSMC to supply the processors by replacing Samsung but, on the other hand, the Cupertino company still relies on Samsung for the production of the displays. for the iPad.
Apple has already asked LG Display and Sharp to partner with the company, but a research note from NPD DisplaySearch reveals that in April, and again in June of this year, the Cupertino-based company bought more displays from Samsung. than from LG. The reports also point to Apple’s growing reliance on Samsung leading to the purchase of 2.3 million panels in the first quarter, and 4.1 million panels supplied in the second.
Finally, it appears that Samsung will produce the high resolution displays for the next generation iPad Mini although it is not yet known whether this will feature a Retina display.