Enemies? New iPad Depends on Samsung Touchscreen

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Apple and Samsung have been wrangling with each other for so many months. Sometimes Apple tries to sue Samsung and other times it is Samsung’s turn to play its legal games against Apple. Many people may think that these two companies are enemies, but they are business partners when it comes to hardware components.

Legal battles are ongoing between the two tech tycoons over patent infringements. Both companies have filed more than 30 lawsuits against each other in 10 different countries across our planet, where the main warzone is Europe.

Interestingly, however, Samsung is an old component supplier of Apple. Apple has tried to abandon relations with Samsung, knocked doors of LG and Sharp, but these companies failed to satisfy the iPhone maker with their product quality.

Previously, it was reported that Sharp will manufacture the new iPad’s display screen featuring its IGZO technology. The high resolution Retina display needed to be designed such that it keeps power consumption low and screen brightness levels high. But the IGZO display failed to match Apple standards. Also, Apple did not find LG display suitable for the new iPad. Finally after a short run, the Cupertino-based firm returned back to its Korean friend (or enemy?) – Samsung.

The high resolution Retina display of the new iPad has been manufactured by Samsung. The Galaxy maker used Super High Aperture Pixel technology to give the 9.7-inch Retina display a stunning resolution of 2048 X 1536 pixels at a pixel density of 264ppi.

It is reported that Samsung has also agreed to manufacture quad-core A6 processor chips for Apple. These are the same chips that will be used in iPhone 5 to feature the much-anticipated quad-core processor feature. The Korean firm continues to supply various hardware components for so-called Apple’s iKit.

Normally, the media perceive Samsung Galaxy smartphones as iPhone killer or iPad as business killer for Galaxy Note 10.1 or Galaxy Tab 10.1. But in reality, Samsung is gaining a handsome amount of money and reputation as Apple will sell the new iPad, which will feature “Made by Samsung” Retina display. In spite of all the patent wars, both the firms are deepening business relations with each other.

(reported by Johnny Wills, edited by Surojit Chatterjee)

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