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Apple can't dump Samsung, it needs those iPad displays – report

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Apple and Samsung's unhappy union could be set to continue as it emerged that the fruity firm still depends on its arch-enemy to supply its display screens.

According to a research note by NPD DisplaySearch, Apple bought more 9.7 inch screen panels from Samsung than it did from LG Display in April and June of this year. These are critical components used to manufacture the iPad 4.

The rival firms have spent much of the past year locked in patent disputes, but that didn't stop Apple from snapping up 2.3 million units from Samsung in the first quarter of this year. This then jumped up to more than 4.1 million in the second quarter, according to the researchers.

Samsung is also expected to start churning out high-resolution screens for the new iPad Mini later this year, although it's not clear whether these will be retina displays. ®

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