Apple unveiled the new Macbook Pro featuring an impressive IPS panel with 2880x1440 pixel resolution <a href=http://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1339433389><b>in June</b></a>. Various reports now suggest that both LG and Samsung are providing the panels. It is an IPS panel structure similar to that used in iPhone and iPad.<br /><br /><h3>IPS panel in Retina Macbook Pro</h3>Apple introduced their first â€śRetinaâ€ť display in the iPhone 4 and later in the iPad 3. That move pushed to mobile industry in a new direction and many users discovered how important display quality is for the product experience.<br /><br /><p align=center><a id="thumb" href="pictures/macbookretina-2l.jpg" class="highslide" rel="highslide"><img class="imgresponsive" src="pictures/macbookretina-2.jpg" alt="The new Macbooks with Retina displays" title="Click to enlarge" /></a><br><i>The retina display inside the Retina Macbook Pro is made by LG and Samsung</i></p><br />With the launch of the first Macbook with a high-pixel-density LCD panel, we hope that Apple can do the same for the laptop and monitor industry that has been evolving at a very slow pace in the recent years. The 15.4 inch Macbook Pro was announced with a 2880x1440-pixel LCD panel but the supplier was unknown at launch.<br /><br />Early dismantling reports confirmed that LG supplied the panel inside. The 15.4-inch panel that comes from LG.Display is called LP154WT1 and is an AH-IPS panel. Later reports have confirmed that Samsung is in the mix as well with a panel called LSN154YL01001. Samsung does not produce IPS panels but produces a variant called <a href=http://www.flatpanelshd.com/focus.php?subaction=showfull&id=1291980086><b>PLS</b></a>. With this in mind, we should expect to see similar LCD panels in other manufacturersâ€™ products soon, depending on how much capacity Apple takes up.<br /><br />Back in the days we could simply hit up the supplierâ€™s website and get full information on the panel but panels shipped to Apple are not included on Samsung and LG.Displayâ€™s websites. Still, no <a href=http://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1322134609><b>Sharp panels</b></A> inside and we continue to wonder what <a href=http://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1332920235><b>Foxconnâ€™s large investment in Sharp</b></a> has to do with Apple.<br /><br />Rumors suggest that Apple plans to launch a smaller 13.3-inch Retina Macbook Pro later this year and maybe even a Retina iMac.