Shipment delays to the iPad during the last quarter were reportedly due to light leakage issues with displays produced by LG, according to a DigiTimes report. Apple’s other supply partners were forced to increase their shipments this quarter to rectify the shortage.
During the first quarter, Samsung supplied a total of 4 million 9.7-inch iPad panels, outpacing its rival, LG, who only shipped 3.2 million. It is believed, however, that now LG’s light leakage issues have been resolved, it will increase its supply of displays during the second quarter.
A report from research firm IHS iSuppli last month blamed the first quarter’s low iPad shipments on display quality issues and speaker production shortfalls. Apple reported just 4.69 million iPad units were shipped last quarter.
Light leakage has reportedly been an issue for many early iPad 2 adopters. Shortly after the second-generation device was launched dozens of users reported issues with their device’s display.
Cult of Mac’s David Martin returned his unit to Apple for replacements on two occasions, but is yet to get a unit that doesn’t suffer from light leakage and backlight bleeding.