Only yesterday, purported images of an engineering sample for the next generation iPhone 5 were leaked on the web and today, exclusive photos of an iPad Mini engineering sample have been published by GottaBeMobile, who have obtained these photos from the same source inside the Apple supply chain, who provided the iPhone 5 engineering sample photos. Looking at the photos, it seems that the smaller iPad will be the thinnest … Read More
Following Bloomberg’s report from yesterday claiming that Apple has a smaller 7-8 inch screen iPad in the works that may be unveiled later this year, another report published today by The Wall Street Journal is claiming that Apple’s suppliers are already preparing for mass production of the device in September for its October release alongside the 6th generation iPhone a.k.a the iPhone 5.
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Apple Inc.’s component suppliers in Asia are … Read More
Back in April, we published a story claiming that a 7.85? iPad Mini will be released by Apple in Q3 of 2012 which is already undergoing production in China. The report also claimed that the smaller iPad will cost something between US$249 to US$299. Today, a new publication by Unwired View seems to reiterate all those claims, suggesting that Apple will indeed launch a smaller tablet with Sharp’s IGZO display and it will cost … Read More
Daring Fireball’s John Gruber has apparently confirmed the existence of a 7.85″ iPad Mini during his Talk Show podcast with Dan Benjamin (via MacRumors) as noted by The Next Web. Gruber, who has many contacts with Apple and has offered accurate information in the past, claimed that he has been told by “numerous” people that this size iPad is something Apple has been “noodling with”.
When asked by Benjamin if he … Read More
While rumors of a smaller iPad have intensified over the past couple of months despite a pretty clear statement by CEO Steve Jobs that “10-inch screen is minimum necessary“, a new report by AppAdvice now highlights why a 7.85″ screen size is actually not as arbitrary as it might seem. The site has calculated that PPI (points per inch) of a 7.85″ iPad display turns out to be 163 which is exactly the same pixel density as … Read More
Sources inside Apple’s upstream supply chain have tipped DigiTimes yet again regarding the widely rumored 7.85 inch iPad-mini and this time, the sources are claiming that Apple will adopt thinner bezel displays for the smaller screen iPads. The publication further suggests that the smaller iPads will not get Retina displays as in the recently released new iPads but will rather get IPS/FFS panels from LG Display and probably AU … Read More
A report published by Economic Daily News brings something quite interesting to our knowledge. The report suggests Apple is currently testing 7.85-inch iPad displays from Taiwanese panel maker AU Optronics, supposedly for an “iPad Mini” in order to compete with Samsung’s Galaxy Tab and Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. However, as noted by TNW, the rumor contradicts statements made by Steve Jobs saying that if the screen is any smaller than current iPad, … Read More