iPad 3 Retina Display production facing challenges at LG, Samsung?

CNet reports that LG and Samsung may be met with production issues for Apple's rumored iPad 3 Retina Display.

They have production plans for 2,048x1,536 displays. Starting in November. But those are only plans at this point," said the source, referring to LG and Samsung. "It's not a question of making just one. That, of course, can be done. The challenge is making lots of them," the source said. "This is a quantum leap in pixel density. This hasn't been done before."

They refer to interim plans for a 1600x1200 resolution display, but given huge problems that would mean for developers, it seems unlikely.

TiPb previously heard that Apple was flirting with the idea of releasing an iPad 2 Pro or iPad 3 this year, but by August we heard production issues meant they were moving back to a spring 2012 schedule.

Source: CNet

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For you, maybe. While I'd certainly like a higher-res screen, there's nothing wrong with 1024x768 on a 10" device. If there is some other compelling reason to upgrade, LTE, Siri, better speaker, multi-user support, etc. then I will be a buyer.
Yield issues aside, there are other potential problems with a screen that resolution. The Gfx performance will need a dramatic boost to be able to play any games at full res with all the eye candy and the battery life will suffer (think about the CPU, GPU, and power consumption required to play computer games at 2048x1536 vs 1024x768). To be honest, we might all be better off waiting for the second iteration of the iPad with a 2048×1536 display because I don't think Apple has a chip ready that can handle a display of that resolution without the frame rate dropping like a stone or the battery life dropping from 10 hours to 2 hours.

Maybe it is simply the fact LG and Samsung, competitors, don't really want to successfully make iPad size retina displays, given the fact their own products must match or beat it.
I'm shocked Apple still relies on competitors to make their products. Why not use that $80 billion cash surplus and build their own facilities? Or at least find established third party facilities to team with?

That's because apple want to leave the shit to the manufacturing companies especially when manufacturing electronic plants produce tonnes of pollutants. You really don't know how apple protect their image do you?

I see your point that Apple can't just start making those components, but surely there must be other companies they could work with besides those two to partner with? Then again, maybe not.

I'm just not getting what is the big deal about everyone wanting a higher rez screen on the iPad... just to say they have Retina display? It makes sense in a small phone screen where those with good eyes can hold it up close and actually browse a full sized web page or things like that. But, the iPad already has a pretty good rez for the distance you'd typically hold it. It is similar or higher than most laptops and desktop systems in DPI. Sure, the text would be more crisp, but that seems like a pretty big trade-off in terms of all the GPU, RAM, and battery power it would waste.
I'd rather see them give us the same rez screen and put those resources into faster, lighter, longer lasting, etc. than just using up the next couple years of technological advancement to drive more pixels (that really aren't necessary). That said, I could see some advantage of getting to a bit higher rez to allow a more 1:1 with the typical desktop and laptop... however that creates development nightmares, as well as excludes a lot of people without eagle eyes.

I'm just not getting what is the big deal about everyone wanting a higher rez screen on the iPad... just to say they have Retina display? It makes sense in a small phone screen where those with good eyes can hold it up close and actually browse a full sized web page or things like that. But, the iPad already has a pretty good rez for the distance you'd typically hold it. It is similar or higher than most laptops and desktop systems in DPI. Sure, the text would be more crisp, but that seems like a pretty big trade-off in terms of all the GPU, RAM, and battery power it would waste.
I'd rather see them give us the same rez screen and put those resources into faster, lighter, longer lasting, etc. than just using up the next couple years of technological advancement to drive more pixels (that really aren't necessary). That said, I could see some advantage of getting to a bit higher rez to allow a more 1:1 with the typical desktop and laptop... however that creates development nightmares, as well as excludes a lot of people without eagle eyes.