iPad 2 Light Bleeding Problem Attributed To LCD Panels Produced By LG

News | Friday May 6 2011 9:25 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , ,

, some users reported that they’re experiencing
DigiTimes reports that the issue was due to the LCD panels produced by LG, who had to reduce the shipments due to the problem. It was the reason for Apple ‘s surprisingly
in the last quarter. 
Apple announced that it sold 4.69
iPads in the last quarter, which was much below analyst expectations.
. . .Samsung Electronics shipped a total of four million 9.7-inch panels for iPads in the first quarter, outpacing rival LG Display (LGD) as the largest tablet PC panel supplier for Apple , the sources indicated. LGD’s iPad panel shipments reached only 3.2 million units in the first quarter.
LGD was forced to reduce its shipments in the first quarter due to light leakage problem for panels produced at its 6G production lines. The company reportedly has fixed the problem and will resume shipment momentum to Apple in the second quarter, said the sources.
The issue is characterized by light bleeding through from the outer edges of the LCD panel. The bleeding is most noticeable when watching a dark scene in a movie or using an app with a black background as demonstrated in the picture above and video embedded after the break. For those affected, the issue can be minimized or exacerbated by adjusting the brightness in settings.
According to DigiTimes, LG has fixed the problem with the LCD panel and has increased the shipment in this quarter.
It seems to have helped the shortage issue as we’re already seeing new iPad 2 orders shipping in 1 – 2 weeks instead of the 4 to 5 weeks.
Have you observed the light bleeding issue on your iPad 2? Let us know in the comments.

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