Apple might have a PR situation on its hands after several reports are circulating that there maybe a problem with its new iPad 2 and some screens are reportedly leaking light on the sides of the panel.
Apple haven’t mentioned anything but according to reports on Digitimes there are numerous complaints being made to Apple regarding light leaking from panels found in its iPad 2.
The current thinking is that the problem might come from panels produced by LG and have asked LG to stop production so that they can get to the bottom of the problem.
It’s is so bad that the company has handed over full production to their competitors Samsung whilst it tries to perfect the quality of the screens.
According to the numbers, Samsung has shipped a whopping 4 million of the 9.7 million panels, whereas LG has only managed to get 800,000 units out of the factory.
The report also suggests once the teething problems have been resolved LG will return to the supply chain in the second quarter of 2011.
This minor problem doesn’t seem to have effected the iPad sales as it has been revealed that Apple has sold 4.68 million units during the first quarter of 2011. Although it’s some way off the bumper holiday sales of the last quarter where Apple sold an impressive 7.33 million iPads.
In China over the weekend Apple was forced to close one of its Beijing branches after a riot broke out amid a frenzy to buy the newly-launched iPad 2. The disturbance began at the Apple Store in the Sanlitun district of China’s capital when a ‘foreign’ employee stepped in to remonstrate with people he suspected of queue-jumping. According to witnesses, the Apple staff members pushed and beat those pushing-in, resulting in an angry mob surging forward and smashing the shop’s glass doors.
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