Rumor: Next-gen iPad mini display tech being developed by AU Optronics

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    iPad mini 2 with Retina display delayed until 2014



    Apple’s much hyped iPad mini 2 tablet is reportedly delayed until 2014.

    If you’re waiting for an iPad mini with a Retina display then you may have to be patient as the device is supposedly delayed. Without giving reasons, Digitimes reports that the next-gen iPad mini will not go into mass production until the fourth quarter of this year.

    This means it’s likely that the iPad mini 2 release date will be early in 2014, according to supply chain sources.

    While the iPad mini 2 equipped with a Retina quality display (2048 x 1536 pixel resolution) won’t tip up until next year, Apple may release an updated version this year anyway.

    This updated model is expected to be thinner, lighter and adopt an almost bezel-free design thanks to a new chassis. There are no details, though it will supposedly have improved specifications. This is of little significance, however, if the screen isn’t included.

    The source also gave some information on the iPad 5, saying it will come with thin-film touchscreen technology making it 20 to 30 percent lighter than the current model, the iPad 4. Like the iPad mini 2, it will use a slimmer bezel.

    The iPad 5 will supposedly hit production in small amounts this month with around three million units to be made during August and September. A launch event and release date is tipped for October.


    7-17-13

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    iPad Mini With Retina Display To Launch This October [Rumor]



    Just this week DigiTimes reported that the iPad mini with Retina display wouldn’t be available until 2014 due to supply constraints, but its “industry sources” appear to have changed their minds. The Korean outlet now reports that the device will launch this October instead.

    “LG is reportedly making new headway in producing Retina panel technology for use in the next-generation iPad mini, and expects to ship about 2-3 million units a month in preparation for Apple’s expected October release date,” DigiTimes reports today.

    That’s quite a turnaround in just a few days, and we only hope that the latest claims are more accurate than the last; we really don’t want to have to wait until next year to get a Retina display on the iPad mini. But it does seem unlikely that Apple would keep us waiting that long.

    As for the fifth-generation iPad, DigiTimes claims that LG Display will ship 2.5-3 million 9.7-inch panels for the device during the third quarter of this year, ready for its launch this fall.

    The device will reportedly maintain its existing 2048×1536 resolution, but it is expected to become thinner and lighter, with a modified backlight that should improve battery life.


    7-19-13

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    Apple Drops AUO As Display Supplier For iPad Mini 2



    As Apple begins to line up suppliers for the production of the iPad mini 2 – that may or may not have a retina display – ET Newsmac reports that AUO has been dropped by Apple as a display supplier for the iPad mini 2.

    AUO provided displays for the original iPad mini, but according the to report, the Taiwanese display supplier could not secure any orders from Apple for the iPad mini 2 because it failed to meet the supply deadlines or to develop an LCD with high penetration rate.

    Sharp and LG Display have been the other two suppliers for the iPad mini displays and LG has already secured orders for the iPad mini 2 displays. Sharp supposedly should have no problem getting the iPad mini 2 orders either – even though its been having quality issues – because it’s the only supplier of oxide semiconductor LCD, which increases battery efficiency.

    ET News notes that Samsung Display could step in and replace AUO:

    “The improved relationship between Samsung Display and Apple seems another factor for AOU being dropped.

    ‘Samsung Display is known to have developed an LCD sample for iPad mini 2. The company may be able to secure more order than Sharp did, if it can stabilize production yields,’ said a person from the LCD industry.”

    Because of their bitter rivalry in the smartphone industry, Apple has been trying to ween itself from buying Samsung components for the iPad and iPhone. However, we heard that settlement talks between the two have been renewed lately, so maybe Apple is warming up to the idea of co-existing with Samsung?


    7-23-13

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    WSJ: Apple’s Next iPad Mini Will ‘Likely’ Have A Retina Display



    Will it or won’t it have a Retina display?

    That’s the big question everyone is asking about the second-generation iPad mini, and we’ve been seeing conflicting reports about it for several months. But according to sources “familiar with the matter,” who have been speaking to The Wall Street Journal, it’s “likely” the answer to that question is yes.

    Some reports have suggested that the iPad mini is already selling well without a Retina display, and so Apple will wait another year before introducing one. Other reports have contradicted that and claimed Apple won’t keep us waiting any longer, and WSJ’s sources seem to agree with that.

    “Apple is working with suppliers in Asia on its next iPad mini with a high-resolution “retina” display, unlike the current iPad mini that comes with a lower-resolution screen, the people said… Apple has also been contemplating multiple color back covers for the new tablet, they said.”

    WSJ reports that the new iPad mini will be the same size as the existing one, and that its new displays will come from Sharp, LG Display, and Samsung, “an indication of the difficulty the U.S. company faces in its attempt to reduce its dependency on its biggest rival.”

    Samsung wasn’t involved in the production of the original iPad mini’s display — that was up to LG Display and AU Optronics — but if this rumor is correct, it suggests LG and Sharp are unable to produce the numbers Apple will need without Samsung’s help.

    “One person said that Apple initially planned to use Sharp and LG Display but later decided to add Samsung to ensure adequate supply of screens,” WSJ reports.

    Apple has been trying its best to distance itself from Samsung and source its components from other manufacturers, but with such demand for its iOS devices, that isn’t an easy task. Apple relies on Samsung’s ability to produce quality components in huge quantities, and rival companies are unable to match that.

    WSJ notes that “Apple routinely tests various designs and has been known to make changes late in the design process,” and that an iPad mini with Retina display isn’t a complete certainty just yet. However, it looks increasingly likely now — particularly after Google unveiled the new Nexus 7 with a high-resolution screen last week.


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    A rear panel believed to be for the upcoming second-generation iPad mini appears to have been leaked from Apple’s supply chain. The panel is largely the same as the existing one — suggesting the new model will look identical to the original — but it has a new Apple logo on its back.

    On the existing iPad mini, the Apple logo is mirrored and is printed onto the aluminum — just like on the iPhone 5. But according to this rear panel, Apple is going to use the traditional black Apple logo that’s embedded inside the aluminum — like that of the larger iPad — for the second-generation model.




    This panel was obtained by FanaticFone, the same website that leaked the fifth-generation iPad panel on Thursday. While the site insists that it is an “authentic part,” it does note that it could be from a prototype. That means this could have been a component Apple used for testing, but may not be the one selected for the final product.

    We can’t be certain the new iPad mini will have a new Apple logo, then, but it certainly looks like Apple has been toying with the idea. We’ll find out more this fall when the Cupertino company announces its new lineup of iOS devices.



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    Bloomberg: Apple to debut iPad mini with Retina display, thinner iPad in 2013



    Coming amidst a volley of iPhone and iPad rumors, Bloomberg is now reporting that Apple will launch a Retina iPad mini and a slimmed down full-size iPad by the end of 2013.

    The publication cites people familiar with Apple's plans as saying the company will not only debut a redesigned 9.7-inch iPad in the fourth quarter, but is also looking to release a hotly anticipated iPad mini with Retina display before the year is out. It is unclear if the models will launch simultaneously.

    One Bloomberg source said the next-generation iPad will take its design cues from the current iPad mini, including a thinner side bezel and rounded corners. There have been a number of supposed parts leaks, as well as analyst predictions, regarding Apple's next iPad, most of which point to a redesigned exterior and enhanced innards.

    Last week, a photo of what is claimed to be an "iPad 5" digitizer was published by Australian repair company Macfixit. The alleged front panel was also seen in a video earlier this month, which had the part attached to a rear shell resembling the iPad mini's flat design.

    As for the next-gen iPad mini, Monday's report was light on specifics, only mentioning that the tablet would include a high-resolution Retina display. Bloomberg may be hearing the same rumblings as The Wall Street Journal, which said much the same in late June. The WSJ, however, added that Apple may be using LCD panels sourced from Samsung in order to meet expectedly high demand for the 7.9-inch tablet.



    8-13-13

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    7.9-Inch Hi-Res Displays Are Being Made In Numbers Suggesting Fall Retina iPad Mini



    Will the iPad mini have a Retina display this year or won’t it? The rumor cycle back and forth concerning the smaller iPad’s high-res aspirations have become a frustrating duel to follow for anyone who has been hoping that Apple will correct the sole point of criticism in their 7.9-inch offering in time for Christmas.

    If you’ve had your fingers crossed (or parts beyond), good news. IHS iSuppli, one of the companies that really knows what is going on in Apple’s supply chain, says that displays suitable for the Retina iPad mini are “on track” for a fall launch.

    According to IHS iSuppli, “production of displays for the expected high-resolution version of the iPad mini is at levels similar to last year’s launch of the first-generation model.

    “Based [what] we are seeing in the [production] pipeline… The volumes are similar to the iPad mini that we saw in Q4 of last year,” said Vinita Jakhanwal, director of mobile & emerging displays at IHS iSuppli, referring to display production.”

    That’s a very assuring observation. If IHS iSuppli is actually seeing 7.9-inch Retina displays in the supply chain in numbers suggesting a fall launch, well, there’s only one real possibility in regards to which device that display is going to end up in.

    It was always hard to imagine how Apple could get away with releasing a 1024×768 iPad mini 2, so I’m heartened by this news, as I imagine other Apple fans are too.



    8-15-13

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    The iPad Mini 2 Will Come In Space Gray



    A new rear shell for the second-generation iPad mini has appared online, and yup, it comes in one of Apple’s new favored iDevice colors: space gray.

    When the iPhone 5 debuted, it popped up with two new color options: black-and-slate and white-and-silver. Despite this, however, the iPad mini didn’t get any of the new iPhone’s color variations: instead, the diminutive 7.85-inch tablet came with the same plain aluminum backing as previous models.

    That doesn’t look like what’s happening this year, though. Following the debut of the space gray iPhone 5S (and iPod nano), Apple looks as if it is going to roll out a space gray iPad mini as well.

    When will we see it, though? If rumor is to be believed, Apple could unveil new iPads as early as October 15th. I, for one, can’t wait.








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    iPad Mini 2 Will Ship With Touch ID, 64-Bit A7 Processor And More [Rumor]



    So let’s say for a second that Apple doesn’t ship a Retina iPad mini this year… but still decides to release a low-res iPad mini 2. How would they update it without a Retina Display?

    Touch ID, son. 64-bit support. And, of course, by spraying it gold.

    A couple of images of the upcoming iPad mini 2 have popped up on Chinese site Weibo, showing a home button with a ring around it, indicating the introduction of the iPhone 5s’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor.

    That’s not all, though. According to tweets by usually-reliable source Sonny Dickson, the iPad mini 2 will ship with the same 64-bit processor as the iPhone 5s.

    That might be strange to some. If the iPad mini came with an A5 processor, wouldn’t the iPad mini 2 ship with an A6 to keep costs down. What I think we might be looking at here, though, is the same kind of across-the-board update we saw when Apple introduced the Lightning cable: Apple simply wants as many devices running 64-bit processors as quickly as possible so the iOS ecosystem as a whole can evolve.

    Finally, according to Dickson, expect the iPad mini 2 to have the same color pallette as the iPhone 5s: space gray, silver and gold.

    So what about Retina? Would Apple update the iPad mini with all this, yet not bump up the resolution? We’ve heard rumors before that that is what Apple intends on doing, releasing a Retina iPad mini 2.5 early next year (for a possibly higher price). It certainly seems as if 7.9-inch Retina Displays aren’t yet ready for prime time.





    9-27-13

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    Chinese site shows two photos of claimed gold iPad Mini 2 with Touch ID



    Chinese site DoNews has posted two photos of what it claims is a champagne-colored iPad Mini 2 with Touch ID fingerprint sensor.

    Concept photos and outright hoaxes are commonplace in the run-up to an anticipated product launch (we debunked one of these just yesterday), so there is no telling whether or not these are the real deal, but it’s obviously logical to expect Apple to release both the iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 in the same colour schemes as the iPhone 5s.

    It’s also pretty likely that both will be fitted with the Touch ID fingerprint sensor (shown below the fold), though we have heard some whispers that it doesn’t …

    Here’s the front of the claimed device, showing the Touch ID sensor on the home button:




    Sonny Dickson also tweeted a photo of what he says is the casing of the iPad Mini 2 in another iPhone 5s color, Space Gray.




    Both are consistent with earlier claimed casing leaks by French site NWE - this link also shows some concept renders by Martin Hajek.

    Dickson also separately tweeted that the device has Touch ID.

    And Yes Touch ID is coming to the iPad Mini 2

    — Sonny Dickson (@SonnyDickson) September 27, 2013

    Dickson’s sources say that both new iPads will have the same 64-bit A7 chip and M7 co-processor as the iPhone 5s, the Mini 2 with 1GB RAM (same as the 5s) while the iPad 5 will have 2GB.

    It has been rumored that the new iPads will be unveiled at a a media event on 15th October, perhaps combined with new Macs but possibly not.





    9-27-13

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