Report: Apple iPad mini 2 displays to be built by Sharp, LG and AUO
0. phoneArena 17 May 2013, 09:38 posted on
According to Taiwan based sources in the supply chain, AU Optronics is expected to ship just 2.5 to 2.8 million panels for the Apple iPad mini during the current quarter; the company appears to be pulling back from production of the display for the original 7.9 inch slate while waiting to hear from Apple if it will be among those producing panels for the next iteration of the smaller Apple tablet...
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1. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)
Sharp = World's largest glass manufacturer.
Your fun fact for the day ;-)
2. chocolaking (Posts: 494; Member since: 22 May 2012)
I can't wait to see the new ipad mini display. it must be a amazing piece.
6. tech2 (Posts: 3330; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
lol...........iPad mini even doesn't compete with Nexus 10. However, its is better than iPad 4's retina display
17. tech2 (Posts: 3330; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
How is sales a conclusive proof of better display ?
FYI, I probably didn't frame my comment right. I meant, Nexus 10 has better display then iPad 4 also (and not only iPad mini)
18. darkkjedii (Posts: 19460; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
You talk about how it doesn't even compete with the nexus 10, but it's the people who compete not the tablets. The tablets are simply there for people to buy them based on their needs. The Camry can't compete with the Ferrari, but if some one has 3 kids to constantly haul around, then their need is the Camry. Obviously there's a much bigger market for the iPad mini vs the nexus 10, just based on sales and its customer satisfaction rate. The nexus 10 is an awesome tablet that appeals more to techies, the mini appeals more to the mainstream consumer. There's no need for them to compete when they don't actually compete for the same consumer base. Sales isn't conclusive of a better display, nor was that my point, but let me ask you a question, how is a better display conclusive of a better tablet...especially when better is speculative, as it comes down to preference.
19. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)
Oh boy, you should be an author for PA!
Ain't no kidding. I like your views.
42. tech2 (Posts: 3330; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
First of all, I don't understand why do you feel the need to bring up sales & customer base. By 'doesn't even compete' I meant in the display department and nothing else.
But since you've bought it up. There is no way iPad 4 and Nexus 10 have different customers. They both were released to cannibalize each others market. Nexus 10 to eat iPad 4's share and iPad mini to eat Nexus 7's share. The thing is, iPad is preferred by mainstream consumer because of Apple's name as household brand and they were first to market. Whereas, only some people (mostly techies) know about Nexus 10.
They are both meant to compete each other but they don't.
Lastly, to answer your question I never said better display = better tablet. I just said Nexus 10 has better display that's it.
44. darkkjedii (Posts: 19460; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Dude re read your post, you said the "iPad mini doesn't even compete with the nexus 10". Not the iPad 4. In regards to the iPad 4, you simply said "however it's better than the iPad 4 retina display". Be clear, and precise or be silent. Now my point was the iPad mini and nexus 10 do not compete for the same consumer base, and they don't. Most techie power users wouldn't even consider an iPad mini, and most main stream casual users wouldn't want a nexus 10. I rest my case. You sir have been Jedii'd
47. tech2 (Posts: 3330; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Your beloved Cook himself said,'If we don’t cannibalize it, someone else will' regarding iPad mini affecting iPad 4's sales. Which means iPad mini DOES compete with iPad 4 and there also with the Nexus line. Ever heard of a term called 'indirect competition' in marketing ?
And for the last time !!! I never said (or wanted to) speak about customer or competition. I was just comparing them from DISPLAY point of view. By "iPad mini doesn't even compete with the nexus 10" I meant iPad mini doesn't even have a retina display so it cannot compete with Nexus 10 high res display thats all (I even clarified that in my 2nd post). I was only responding to gmracer's comment about display.
BTW, I don't take orders to 'be silent'. Never stand a chance against a Sith Lord, you will !!!!
48. darkkjedii (Posts: 19460; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
My beloved mom, and dad, my beloved son and wife to be, my beloved corvette, my beloved Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Yankees who got smoked by king Felix, and the mariners 12-3, but not my beloved Cook. He's just a businessman
49. ecmedic4 (Posts: 323; Member since: 02 May 2013)
Well said darkk. Everyone has a preference, and both tablets appeal to and are geared toward different types of consumers just like you said. Don't tell that to all the Apple haters that cant understand that simple concept though, they will just thumb you down, stupidly.
55. darkkjedii (Posts: 19460; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Exactly, why can't people just understand that simple phrase...the right to choose? +1 ecmedic4 good post.
5. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
And still looks the same.
7. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)
Looks the same? Lmao! Inspector, it just came around 6 months ago with a new design.
8. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)
lmao! A new "design?" Apple doesn't know what that means!
10. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)
Aww...another fanboi is butthurt cause he knows I'm right x-(
12. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)
Says the douche who comments lame things on every article and then gets bashed by several people.
13. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)
Lame comments like yours, right? Fail harder and go flock with the rest of the iSheep, plez.
14. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)
I love the way faggots like you, who own Galaxy Ys, call Apple owners iSheep just 'cause they CAN'T afford to own an Apple product. Lol.
Millions and millions of iPhones and iPads are sold each month. Just think what if all those buyers start reading PA and bash commentators like you? Sadly, the readership of PA is full of poor fandroids.
20. daddysbeenabadgirl (Posts: 157; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)
FIRST I love ANDROID and ALL the innovations and choices that I have from EVERY android phone/tablet manufacturer.
That being said I see your ignorant and idiotic comments on multiple articles and it explains a lot Quadrazeus. You are just a Sammy hating Apple buttboy. That's why I see nothing but troll comments everywhere.
It must suck so hard for you to see the success of Sammy. I bet you are so full of Samsung RAGE that you feel the need to patrol and whine on all the Samsung artical to make yourself feel better.. That is truely PATHETIC and your life is very sad indeed. XD
22. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)
That's so not true! On the last article I presented an award to Galaxy Tab 3.8.0 for being the best overall tablet of the year 2013. + not to forget free beers for everyone attending the award ceremony.
That said, daddy's been a bad a girl indeed.
26. darkkjedii (Posts: 19460; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Quad be careful with the F-Bombs bro. They'll get you banned, PA's cracking down big time...
32. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
You got banned last time Dark, do you remember, arguing with Droiddoes...Dark™
39. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)
Yeah, I got banned for a week last time..
35. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)
AAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAH. Actually, I own the Razr Maxx--which not only was $300 at initial launch, but also retailed for more than the iPhone. You're an idiot. Btw, phone price doesn't make the phone--it's the software/hardware.
My phone blazes circles around your wimpy, pathetic excuse of a 'smartphone.'
Android devices, from each category, globally dominate your worthless and overpriced garbage that comes from the overrated, disgusting company that you refer to as "Apple." The numbers prove it and you're still a sheep. Everybody laughs at you.
For the record, I have not ever owned a Samsung smartphone. I don't want a phone made of cheap, bio-plastic. However, I would still choose it over the sh*tty iPhone. Why? Because it's an ANDROID.
Now go to sleep.
51. ecmedic4 (Posts: 323; Member since: 02 May 2013)
Have you ever thought that everyone has a preference? Not everyone is going to like android, not everyone is going to like apple, its just the way the world runs. No need to bash ppl for liking apple and like wise they dont need to bash ppl for liking android. I have no qualms with android at all, i just dont prefer it right now, big deal, my choice, my money to spend. There is no need for silly bashing and name calling and crap and trying to prove android is better then apple. It might not be better for everyone, thats why its nice to have choice. The fanboy wars are old and immature, and only make the ppl participating in them look childish, stupid, and egotistical.
57. darkkjedii (Posts: 19460; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
I like your commentary. +1 for respect
52. ecmedic4 (Posts: 323; Member since: 02 May 2013)
I doubt its cause they cant afford Apple products, its just they dont prefer them, which nothing is wrong with that. I myself prefer Apple right now, but have no qualms with android or ppl that use it, their money, their choice, i could careless. You are making Apple fans look bad though by arguing and saying they cant afford Apple products. Just ignore them like i do, and be happy with your choice. Everyone has a preference and EVERYONE needs to learn that, cause the fanboy wars are immature and childish.
25. darkkjedii (Posts: 19460; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
In real world terms gmracer1. What exactly does that mean?
33. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
I was thinking the same to! Was about, and was thinking to ask gmracer1, what does it mean?
31. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
LMFAO, that was so funny, i$H€ep™
37. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)
I think Quad is 12yrs old and is gonna get his butt beat when his mom found out he stole her laptop to go down to the basement (aka his bedroom) to troll on PA. Naughty, naughty.
40. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)
Hi everyone, I'm gmracer1. When I don't have valid arguments, I just try to insult my opponent in the lamest possible way. But no f**k is given to me.
45. darkkjedii (Posts: 19460; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
He got you with that one gmracer1...you do do that.
15. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)
Apple please act like a human while pricing your products.
16. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)
Galaxy S4 - $649
iPhone 5 - $649
iPad - $499
Other competitive Android tabs - $399+
What's overpriced? I don't get it. :/
28. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)
Why didn't you mention Nexus 7 here?
41. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)
Cause I didn't mention iPad mini.
Nexus 7 doesn't compete with the iPad.
Nexus 10 does.
27. darkkjedii (Posts: 19460; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Apples not a human, it's a company run by them.
29. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)
^You don't say.
53. ecmedic4 (Posts: 323; Member since: 02 May 2013)
Yup, and *every* company is only out to make as much money as they can. If they didnt care about making money, they wouldnt last as a company very long.
56. darkkjedii (Posts: 19460; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Something else "ALL" fanboys need to understand... ALL!!!
34. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
So Samsung dosen't want busines with Apple?
58. Trex95 (Posts: 877; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)
Actually Apple doesn't want to deal anymore with Samsung. 2014 the Apple contract with will finish and BTW Sharp has the best IPS display in the world and no.2 is LG IPS.