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Thunderbolt Display shortage could point to impending refresh

Here's some potentially good news for those who've been hoping for a redesign of Apple's Thunderbolt Display - but not for folks who're trying to get their mitts on the current model. Apple Insider reports that retails including Amazon, J&R and MacMall are all out of stock of the 27-inch di...

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Samsung: "Never tried to cut supply" to Apple

Samsung denied a recent report that it was no longer supplying LCD panels to Apple. The original report in the Korea Times cited senior industry officials and claimed Samsung was severing its relationship with the Cupertino company. A Samsung representative told CNET that this report was 100 pe...

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DisplayMate compares Apple Retina displays

DisplayMate, known for its professional monitor and television calibrating tools, took a close look at the retina display of the new iPad and compared it with the iPhone 4 and the iPad 2. In a rather lengthy article, the company runs the three devices through its battery of laboratory and visua...

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Thunderbolt display daisy-chaining spec cleared up

Apple has posted a support article to clear up potential confusion about the capabilities of its new Thunderbolt-enabled Cinema Display. First of all, it should go without saying that only Macs with a Thunderbolt port will be able to utilize the display to its fullest capability. Fortunately, v...

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Apple now shipping Thunderbolt displays

Apple is shipping its new Apple Thunderbolt Displays. The displays were first introduced on July 20 when Apple said they would begin shipping in 60 days. Today AppleInsider reported that some of its readers have been notified that their units have shipped. That shouldn't come as too much as a s...

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LG solves iPad display quality issue, shipments resume

Display manufacturer LG was reportedly struggling to meet production targets for Apple's iPad 2 LCD due to quality issues (particularly a "light leak" issue noted in early models). According to a report from DigiTimes, LG has solved those issues and is back to cranking out displays for Apple as...

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Apple patents privacy displays

Electronista has discovered an Apple patent that would allow users to set privacy viewing parameters on their device's displays in order to keep unwanted eyes from seeing what they are doing. The patent, titled Systems and Methods for Electronically Controlling the Viewing Angle of a Display, des...

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Quality issues with LG manufactured panels to blame for iPad 2 shortage

Quality control problems with LCD panels from LG Display may have contributed to the prolonged shortage of the iPad 2. According to the report from Digitimes, early batches of the 9.7-inch panels supplied by LG had a light leak issue that limited LG's ability to meet demand. As a result, LG onl...

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Apple rumored to be considering LCD/E Ink hybrid

Apple recently filed a patent application titled "Systems and Methods for Switching Between an Electronic Paper Display and a Video Display," which describes a hybrid display technology capable of dynamically switching from a standard color LCD to black and white E Ink. The display would be contr...

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iSuppli suggests Apple's cash infusion going toward display manufacturing

During Apple's recent earnings conference call, Tim Cook confirmed Apple was spending $3.9 billion on pre-payments for unspecified components. Aware of the AMOLED display shortages that plague the mobile phone industry, analysts and tech pundits alike assumed Cook was referring to the LCD displays u...

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9to5Mac acquires iPad 2 display

9to5Mac reports that it has acquired an iPad 2 display from iPhone repair shop 9to5Mac has not been able to verify the display's resolution yet, though one of the site's commenters has made an unverified claim that the display is a 9.7-inch display from LG with a 1024 x 768 resoluti...

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Sharp spends $1.2 billion on LCD production plant, Apple alleged client

Some more scuttlebutt out of the Japan's Nikkei Daily suggests Apple may be investing in a Sharp-owned LCD facility. The Japanese LCD facility was built in 2004 for the production of television LCDs. It has recently been re-purposed for small to mid-size LCDs after Sharp sold off its TV production e...

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Apple releases LED Cinema Display firmware update

Apple has released a firmware update for the 27-inch LED Cinema Display. The 957KB download "addresses intermittent audio issues some users have experienced while using the 27-inch LED Cinema Display." To install the update you must have Mac OS X 10.6.4 or later, plus the confusingly similarly-name...

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Apple's 27-inch Cinema Display now available

About a month and a half after the introduction of the 27-inch Apple Cinema Display, it's finally available on Apple's online store. US$999 will get you a huge display with the following specs: 27" diagonal display with 16:9 aspect ratio and in-plane switching 2560 x 1440 max resolution LED ...

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More pics and video of possible next-gen iPhone display leaked

Back in February, we showed you some leaked pics from iResQ that were supposedly pictures of the next-gen iPhone's front face. Now, SmartPhone Medic, another iPhone repair outfit, has released pictures and video of what appears to be almost the exact same next-gen iPhone faceplate that iResQ showed ...

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