Most people (including myself) thought Samsung was a major supplier of parts when it came to Apple’s idevices. For new devices like Apple’s iPad mini, the display used was’nt from Samsung but from a competitor of both Apple and Samsung find out who after the break.
GD and AUO have both been pinpointed as the main display suppliers for Apple’s iPad mini, which was announced in October, the sources indicated. About four million panels were shipped for the iPad mini in November, the sources said. And judging from shipments thus far, LGD is still supplying most of the panels for the iPad mini, the sources observed.
While LGD is capable of providing sufficient panels for the iPad mini, AUO has had difficulty improving its production yields of 7.9-inch panels used in the new device, the sources pointed out.
A recent IHS iSuppli report indicated that any display manufacturing and yield issues could impact the availability of the iPad mini for the remainder of 2012. The research firm identified AUO as the new supplier.