Newsletters
News & Information for Technology Purchasers NewsFactor Sites:       NewsFactor.com     Enterprise Security Today     CRM Daily     Business Report     Sci-Tech Today  
   
This ad will display for the next 20 seconds. Please click for more information, or scroll down to pass the ad, or Close Ad.
Home Enterprise I.T. Cloud Computing Applications Hardware More Topics...
Vblock™ Systems:
Advanced converged infrastructure
increases productivity & lowers costs.

www.vce.com
Apple/Mac
24/7/365 Network Uptime!
Average Rating:
Rate this article:  
Next iPad Mini Could Include Retina Display from Samsung
Next iPad Mini Could Include Retina Display from Samsung

By Seth Fitzgerald
August 1, 2013 11:31AM

    Bookmark and Share
The supply for Retina displays has not reached a point where Apple can even choose who to buy from in order to include the screens on some of its devices, much less all of them. Based on analysis from 2012, an iPad mini with a Retina display would cost Apple nearly $60 more per unit, leaving the company without much of a profit.
 



Apple has reportedly listened to its customers and has decided to include a Retina display on the next-generation iPad mini, which could end up being released before the end of this year. If reports are correct, Apple will partner with LG, Sharp and Samsung to receive an adequate amount of Retina screens, despite wanting to limit its involvement with Samsung.

Even though there was detailed information from sources close to Apple that a Retina iPad mini would be on the way, other reports Wednesday said Apple was testing a faster iPad mini instead. However, Apple tests a slew of different devices and many of them do not make it to the market or are delayed for future generations.

The timing of this leak -- which came from Asian suppliers, according to The Wall Street Journal -- has been called into question because of how much it differs from previous leaks.

Retina Everything, or Not?

With the success of the Retina display on the full-size iPad, iPhone and Macbook Pro, rumors have since been coming out about Retina displays for almost every new Apple product. While it is likely Apple's goal to have its devices transition to the higher-resolution display, it is not easy. We can see that simply with Apple reportedly being forced to partner with Samsung to get enough displays.

Price is also a major factor in Apple products, especially as it tries to compete with competitors that always seem to be able to offer similar devices for less. A Retina display could force the iPad mini's price higher, and in turn would leave Apple with fewer customers.

The supply for Retina displays has not reached a point where Apple can even choose who to buy from in order to include the screens on some of its devices, much less all of them. Based on analysis from 2012, an iPad mini with a Retina display would cost Apple nearly $60 more per unit, leaving the company without much of a profit.

Apple and Samsung: A Love-Hate Relationship

No matter how hard Apple tries, it cannot pull away from Samsung completely. Apple is in a patent fight with Samsung in courts all over the world. One such fight could still lead to a ban of the iPhone 4 in the U.S., and yet The Wall Street Journal report said Apple may still have to work with its enemy.

Years ago Apple and Microsoft were always fighting each other, but now the real battle is between Apple and Samsung, with Samsung partly serving as a proxy for Google. Legal battles -- especially involving patents -- occur often in the tech industry, but it is rare that the companies going against each other also rely on one another.

Whether Apple will work with Samsung depends on whether the rumors are true and the company actually decides on upgrading the mini to include a Retina display.
 

Tell Us What You Think
Comment:

Name:



Your Next Generation Data Center Is Here! Vblock™ Systems: the world's most advanced converged infrastructure are built on the Cisco Unified Computing System with Intel® Xeon® processors. Vblock™ Systems deliver extraordinary time to market, ROI and TCO, and flexibility to meet your continually changing demands with 5X faster deployment, 96% less downtime, and 1/2 the cost. Click here to learn more.


 Apple/Mac
1.   Google, Rockstar Suit Stays in Calif.
2.   Samsung Tech Experts Talk Patents
3.   Phones Annoy Patent Trial Judge
4.   Apple vs. Samsung: Latest News
5.   Hey Siri, Can You Hear Me Now?


advertisement
Google, Rockstar Suit Stays in Calif.
Judge not fooled by Apple's tricks.
Average Rating:
Phones Annoy Patent Trial Judge
Disrupting Apple-Samsung proceedings.
Average Rating:
Finding Apple-Samsung Jury Hard
Locals have strong opinions on case.
Average Rating:
Product Information and Resources for Technology You Can Use To Boost Your Business

Network Security Spotlight
Michaels Says Nearly 3M Credit, Debit Cards Breached
Arts and crafts retail giant Michaels Stores has confirmed that a data breach at its POS terminals from May 2013 to Jan. 2014 may have exposed nearly 3 million customer credit and debit cards.
 
Heartbleed Could Cost Millions, Could Have Been Prevented
Early estimates of Heartbleed’s cost to enterprises are running in the millions. The reason: revoking all the SSL certificates the bug leaked will come at a very hefty price.
 
Google's Street View Software Unravels CAPTCHAs
The latest software Google uses for its Street View cars to read street numbers in images for Google Maps works so well that it also solves CAPTCHAs, those puzzles designed to defeat bots.
 

Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
Vaio Fit 11A Battery Danger Forces Recall by Sony
Using a Sony Vaio Fit 11A laptop? It's time to send it back to Sony. In fact, Sony is encouraging people to stop using the laptop after several reports of its Panasonic battery overheating.
 
Continued Drop in Global PC Shipments Slows
Worldwide shipments of PCs fell during the first three months of the year, but the global slump in PC demand may be easing, with a considerable slowdown from last year's drops.
 
Google Glass Finds a Home in Medical Education, Practice
Google Glass may find its first markets in verticals in which hands-free access to data is a boon. Medicine is among the most prominent of those, as seen in a number of Glass experiments under way.
 

Mobile Technology Spotlight
Google Releases Chrome Remote Desktop App for Android
You're out on a sales call, and use your Android mobile device to grab a file you have back at the office on your desktop. That's a bit easier now with Google's Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android.
 
Amazon 3D Smartphone Pics Leaked
E-commerce giant Amazon is reportedly set to launch a smartphone after years of development. Photos of the phone, which may feature a unique 3D interface, were leaked by tech pub BGR.
 
Zebra Tech Buys Motorola Enterprise for $3.45B
Weeks after Lenovo bought Motorola Mobility’s assets from Google for $2.91 billion, Zebra Technologies is throwing down $3.45 billion for Motorola’s Enterprise business in an all-cash deal.
 

Navigation
NewsFactor Network
Home/Top News | Enterprise I.T. | Cloud Computing | Applications | Hardware | Mobile Tech | Big Data | Communications
World Wide Web | Network Security | Data Storage | Small Business | Microsoft/Windows | Apple/Mac | Linux/Open Source | Personal Tech
Press Releases
NewsFactor Network Enterprise I.T. Sites
NewsFactor Technology News | Enterprise Security Today | CRM Daily

NewsFactor Business and Innovation Sites
Sci-Tech Today | NewsFactor Business Report

NewsFactor Services
FreeNewsFeed | Free Newsletters | XML/RSS Feed

About NewsFactor Network | How To Contact Us | Article Reprints | Careers @ NewsFactor | Services for PR Pros | Top Tech Wire | How To Advertise

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
© Copyright 2000-2014 NewsFactor Network. All rights reserved. Article rating technology by Blogowogo. Member of Accuserve Ad Network.