Panasonic to exit TV market, hopes to build LCD panels for Apple’s iPad – report

“A new report claims Panasonic plans to leave the TV business and will instead focus on creating LCD displays for smaller devices, particularly Apple’s iPad,” Katie Marsal reports for AppleInsider.

“Panasonic reportedly hopes to make its way into the more profitable business of building LCD panels for portable electronics,” Marsal reports. “In particular, Panasonic is said to be interested in finding its way into Apple’s supply chain for the iPad.”

Marsal reports, “Panasonic has allegedly already provided sample high-resolution LCD panels to Apple. One person quoted from the company indicated that Apple ‘seems to be satisfied’ with the samples it was provided.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Dan K.” and “Arline M.” for the heads up.]

32 Comments

  1. I just bought a 3D 47″ LCD Panasonic WT50A and a 3D Blu-ray Disc/HDD recorder player the DMR-PWT520 … The TV is a seriously nice bit of kit; extremely/exceptionally/excellent picture, especially in 3D mode. The downside to the recorder is that you can’t export FTA shows recorded to the HDD to other drives. très annoying!

    However, having linked up to my new AppleTV and an unlimited ADSL2 BB plan, I’m like a Berkshire pig in cool refreshing mud … just waiting for the 100Mbps National Fiber-optic Network to reach my front door.

  2. I was a Buyer for TVs for over 15 years. Panasonic invested too much, and was the king of Plasmas when the world was going LCD/LED. There are much better choices for LED/LCD. Not sure why most of you hate Samsung. LG and Samsung offer real adjustability and tuning for us “tweeks”. You can never completely tweak a Panasonic and no TV comes out of the box with an accurate or good picture. They all need calibration.

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