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Originally Posted by Quadra 610 View Post

How come Samsung's very own tablet(s) suck ass?

have they decided they'll reserve the best for Apple and put out crap when it comes to their own brand?

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Originally Posted by drobforever View Post

That's actually the truth.

Samsung's component unit can make more money selling the best components to Apple instead of using those components for their own smartphones/tablets.

The only exception is the AMOLED PLUS screen, because they can only produce a small amount, it's of no use to Apple, so they use that for their own Galaxy phones.

As someone mentioned, it's different businesses for starters. You're talking a huge manufacturing activity that produces all kinds of electronic components, compared with Samsung Mobile, which faces all the challenges that even Nokia, Microsoft, Moto, etc. are stumbling over.

AFAIK Samsung has been strong on the manufacturing side for a much longer time before deciding on producing their own wide range of mobile devices.

They've always had a good run with screens, in the late 90's I had my nice Samsung Syncmaster 15" CRT. Quite decent. Now I have a 21" flat panel version, more than 10 years later.

Samsung knows screens... The LG plasma and LCD flat panels of the past few years never seemed to have impressed me. Recently at home we went with a 46" 1080p LED-backlit Samsung HDTV. Not too bad so far.

Will they keep up the quality? We shall see.
post #42 of 50
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But, but ... Samsung has been stealing Apple's technology! Switch supplier! Ask intel to make the chips!

To butcher a famous saying... Buy some components from your friends, but buy more from your enemies. Apple's Art of War.
post #43 of 50
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Originally Posted by rkcooke View Post

If you have light leak, it's LG.

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Originally Posted by nvidia2008 View Post

Very easy test. In a dark room, put your iPad 2 flat on the table. Turn the brightness all the way up. Open the Camera and make sure you select the rear-facing camera. If there are light leaks you will see a "spotlight" coming from small corners or like a "pinching" of light on a black background. Rotate the iPad a bit so the silver bar at the bottom of the screen moves to a different part of the screen.

More accurately, download an image with pure black from Google, view this fullscreen in a dark room with the brightness all the way up.

BTW, Thank you very much LG, great job this time 'round. NOT.

Thanks. I'll try that tonight.

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post #44 of 50
It's better to have Light Peaks than light leaks!
post #45 of 50
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Originally Posted by einsteinbqat View Post

Thanks. I'll try that tonight.

SHIT!

I have an LG screen! Will need to call Apple!

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post #46 of 50
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Originally Posted by einsteinbqat View Post

SHIT!
I have an LG screen! Will need to call Apple!

Get yer replacement...! Good luck. I can't yet because it would be a few weeks (ie. an agonising time of unknown length) at least before replacement stock might arrive where I am and I can't be without my iPad 2 for that long!
post #47 of 50
According to an update at Engadget:

Update: An astute reader reminds us that while LG, Panasonic and Chimei make IPS screens, Samsung traditionally does not. Perhaps Samsung has managed to get its plane-line switching (PLS) displays into iPads instead, as was rumored last month, or perhaps this rumor is simply inaccurate, in whole or in part.
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post #48 of 50
My iPad 2 which I bought on 25th March has really bad light leakage from all sides, taking it back this week
post #49 of 50
Not sure if this has been added to the discussion, but I went to an Apple store and they told me that "Apple is aware of the issue and it occurs predominantly in the white iPad 2" (which is what I have.) They told me that Apple will let anyone exchange their iPad one time regarding the light leakage issue and that once the exchange is made, the iPad that you receive is your iPad, no more exchanges after that. They said it could be far worse than the one you exchanged but it doesn't matter, as soon as you get the exchange you have to stick with that iPad. They added though that after the exchange, if I was still unsatisfied I could return my iPad in the Apple store and they would accept it and give me my money back on the spot, even if I bought my iPad from a different retailer (which I did.) So, found it a little interesting that it seems to be worse in white iPads and that they are pretty willing to let you return/exchange until you get the right one no matter where you bought the thing.
post #50 of 50
I had light leaking quite badly on my 16gb wifi black iPad, I took it back yesterday and Apple replaced it with a new one within 5 minuutes, no issues for me replacing it. My friend on the other hand got all kinds of flack when she went in to return it for the same issue, and we both went to the same store, different days. They gave her 20 questions and almost made it seem like she was lying about it for some reason. Anyway, light leaks are happening, and Apple took care of me with mine, and now my second iPad is perfect, no light leaking issues
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