Apple Could Be Cutting Samsung Display Out of Its Supply Chain

Posted March 26, 2013 at 5:00pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 7143 views

A Korea based media report says that Apple has likely cut Samsung Display as a supplier for 2013 since it has yet to send a request for quotation (RFQ) to the company.

DigiTimes notes that, The report speculated that because Samsung has yet to receive Apple's RFQ, it will no longer be considered for providing panels to Apple in 2013, most notably for iPad and iPad mini products. Instead, LG Display, Sharp, Japan Display and AU Optronics (AUO) are expected to land most of Apple's iPad and iPad mini panel orders.

The move is likely due to the growing rift between the companies who are battling each other in courts around the globe. Observers say that the shift away from Samsung Display began last year with Samsung only responsible for producing 0.8 million panels each month for the iPad; whereas, LG Display has been producing about 2 million each month. It's expected that LG's production will climb even higher when a new iPad is introduced and Samsung's is expected to drop to zero.

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ratGT - March 27, 2013 at 12:50am
I say f@ck Sammy!!! Way to go Apple!...
HandSJob - March 26, 2013 at 11:40pm
Why would apple persist with a Company that steals all its and anybody else's ideas and makes them there own. Samsung is like a blood sucking leech and a flesh eating parasite. (so they should do just fine)
Odedo1 - March 26, 2013 at 10:37pm
That suck, Samsung makes the best screen in the world.
Antonio - March 26, 2013 at 5:27pm
So the lottery is over! Now ALL MacBooks with retina displays will have image persistence problems!
Great. - March 27, 2013 at 1:57am
At least there's consistency now.
Jedediah Johnson - March 29, 2013 at 5:34am
Ya that sucked. I'm not a fan of some of their products or the things they do but I'm happy my replacement retina MacBook had a Samsung display. It's so much better than the LG's.
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