In case any company is considering plans to launch a rival to the iPad, then it must work hard on the screen. And if one is planning to use the IPS LCD screen, then just stop and read this: LG, which supplies the aforesaid screen for the iPad, has admitted that it has not been able to meet the escalating demands of the buyers including Apple.
Speaking about overall screen production (which is decreasing), LG display boss Kwon Young-Soo said, “Apple may have to delay launches of the iPad for some countries due to tight component supplies and strong demand. We are considering increasing production lines for iPad products but overall supply is likely to remain tight until early next year.”
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Well, it seems that Apple isn’t the only one to be shocked by the iPad’s massive success. According to reports, about a million units per month are sold across the globe and the figures could be much higher if Apple meets the demand. The unprecedented demand followed by lack of supplies reminds us of Nintendo’s Wii, which received similar overwhelming response from the customers. In fact, at least for two years, the Wii remained a rare commodity.
And now it’s pretty apparent that iPhone 4 would also struggle to meet the growing demand. Apple had made big promises while launching iPhone 4. Retina Display was certainly one of the main USPs, which Apple tried to cash in on. And now that people have started to like the ‘Retina thing, the company isn’t able to meet the demand. However, Apple is not solely responsible for the failure, as LG the main supplier of the screen is, too, grappling with similar problems.