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. Click for more information, or
Home Enterprise I.T. Cloud Computing Applications Hardware More Topics...
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:





 Apple/Mac
1.   Will Next OS X Bring New Apple Grief?
2.   Apple and Samsung Feel the Heat
3.   Apple Faces Suit Over Work Breaks
4.   Earnings, Excitement Grow for Apple
5.   Mac OS Yosemite Beta 4 Released


advertisement
Apple Digital Book Settlement Set
But company still appealing decision.
Average Rating:
Earnings, Excitement Grow for Apple
Momentum mounts as rumors swirl.
Average Rating:
Mac OS Yosemite Beta 4 Released
Public preview could be coming soon.
Average Rating:
Product Information and Resources for Technology You Can Use To Boost Your Business

Network Security Spotlight
Researchers Working To Fix Tor Security Exploit
Developers for the Tor privacy browser are scrambling to fix a bug revealed Monday that researchers say could allow hackers, or government surveillance agencies, to track users online.
 
Wall Street Journal Hacked Again
Hacked again. That’s the story at the Wall Street Journal this week as the newspaper reports that the computer systems housing some of its news graphics were breached. Customers not affected -- yet.
 
Dropbox for Business Beefs Up Security
Dropbox is upping its game for business users. The cloud-based storage and sharing company has rolled out new security, search and other features to boost its appeal for businesses.
 

Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
Watson Gets His First Customer Service Gig
Since appearing on Jeopardy, IBM's Watson supercomputer has been making a living using his super-intelligent knowledge base for business verticals. Now, Watson's been hired for his first customer service job.
 
Tablet Giants Apple and Samsung Feel the Heat
When a company saturates its home market with a once-hot product, expect it to pump up efforts elsewhere. Apple, for its part, is now pushing iPads to big corporations and the enterprise market.
 
Microsoft Makes Design Central to Its Future
Over the last four years, Microsoft has doubled the number of designers it employs, putting a priority on fashioning devices that work around people's lives -- and that are attractive and cool.
 

Mobile Technology Spotlight
T-Mobile Calls 'BS' on AT&T's New Promotion
While Verizon Wireless is moving to throttle bandwidth hogs, a scrappy T-Mobile is taking on the giants with a limited-time promotion it hopes will drive up the churn rates of its wireless rivals.
 
Microsoft Update to Windows Phone 8.1 Already Coming
An update to Windows Phone 8.1 is on the way just weeks after the release of the product itself. Microsoft has begun detailing some of the update features to phone manufacturers.
 
Stanford Researchers Report Battery Breakthrough
Stanford researchers have found a way to use lithium in a battery's anode, a breakthrough that could triple capacity and has been described as the "holy grail of battery science."
 

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 | CRM Systems | 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

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.