LG Display, the Korean company which is the world’s second largest LCD maker after Samsung Electronics, is one of the major suppliers of flat screens used in Apple’s iPad and iPhones. Kwon Young-Soo, the CEO of LG Display, announced on 22 July 2010 that it could not currently meet the huge demand for iPads and would invest $513.5 million in an LCD production line to boost capacity for its mobile phone and tablet flat screens in order to meet the worldwide demand, and hoped to get back on course by the 2nd quarter of 2011.
On 23 July 2010, Apple launched the iPad in retail stores in 9 new countries-Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore-thus making the iPad available in a total of 19 markets worldwide.
Since its initial US release in early April 2010, Apple has sold approximately 3.3 million iPads and 8.4 million iPhones in the quarter ending 26 June 2010. iPhone 4 has been the most successful product launch in Apple’s history.
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