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Samsung's Investment Bank says Apple iPad mini to launch with 7 inch screen in Q3

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Samsung's Investment Bank says Apple iPad mini to launch with 7 inch screen in Q3
OLED-DISPLAY.com says it has received from a source, documents from Investment Bank Samsung Securities that confirm that Apple and Samsung Mobile Display are in talks to provide the former with flexible or standard AMOLED panels for the Apple iPhone and Apple iPad. According to the site, those documents, dated from last December 8th, also show that Apple also plans on launching a 7 inch mini version of its tablet sometime in the third quarter of this year. Recently, DigiTimes reported a rumor that an Apple iPad mini with a 7.85 inch display has been delivered for testing and would rollout later this year.

The document goes on to add that Samsung needs to improve the resolution on its flexible panel as well as be able to deliver a large quantity for Apple to use them for their next Apple iPad. The upcoming Apple iPad 3 is expected to come with a IPS Retina display. SMD admits that at present, it can "only" produce 54 million AMOLED displays. Pricing is also an issue as the current 3.5 inch LCD display on the Apple iPhone 4 is said to cost $38.50 each while the 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus screen on the Samsung Galaxy S II runs $50-$55 each. Turning to tablets, for the Samsung GALAXY Tab 7.7, the 7.7 inch Super AMOLED Plus screen is $150-$170 each while a AMOLED display measuring 9.7 inches for an Apple iPad would cost $240-$260.

source: SamsungSecurities via OLED-DISPLAY.com

Document says 7 inch Apple iPad mini is coming in Q3

Document says 7 inch Apple iPad mini is coming in Q3


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posted on 03 Mar 2012, 17:29 11

1. The-Omega-Man (Posts: 12; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)


Wait but Steve Jobs said.......Well I guess that there really is a new sheriff in town over there at rotten apple city.

posted on 03 Mar 2012, 18:25 9

2. andro. (Posts: 1944; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Ifans have been rambling fanatic rubbish against samsungs amoled screens for ages so this news is funny to say the least.

Unconfirmed facts state that Samsung has rigged the ipad amoled screen to self destruct when pressed against an Ifans face thus riddingthe world of their stupidity when they hug their ipad before going to sleep at night.

posted on 03 Mar 2012, 18:44 6

3. darkkjedii (Posts: 11005; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Shutup meg

posted on 03 Mar 2012, 20:49 2

4. LoneShaolin (Posts: 307; Member since: 14 Jan 2012)


"Unconfirmed facts state that Samsung has rigged the ipad amoled screen to self destruct when pressed against an Ifans face thus riddingthe world of their stupidity when they hug their ipad before going to sleep at night."

Then the iLemming would be an endangere species

posted on 04 Mar 2012, 09:22 3

5. dave1452 (Posts: 17; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Now this is weird,samsung tie up with apple will build up its own competetion in smartphone market.IF samsung is coming with flexible amoled screen why doesnt it makes it patented rather than sharing its technology to apple.
dave
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posted on 04 Mar 2012, 10:43 1

6. ghost__uwi (Posts: 175; Member since: 28 Nov 2011)


am just know that samsung gets paid to make those million and 1 iphones and ipads. You really think they not going to accept apples money.

If you look at the market samsung and apple are dominating the market. The more apple sells iphones (ipads) the more money samsung is getting. Think they really care. They are not sharing anything they are making MONEY!!

posted on 04 Mar 2012, 15:35 4

8. ph00ny (Posts: 597; Member since: 26 May 2011)


it's nothing new. Samsung is a parts manufacturer/supplier as well as device manufacturer. They've been supplying apple with numerous parts for many years now (screen, memory, nand, soc, etc)

I wonder if all the lawsuits were filed to leverage the negotiation on the newer parts

posted on 04 Mar 2012, 13:02 4

7. Mandroid (Posts: 209; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


LMAO at how many different ways apple is coming up with to market the ipod touch in different sizes. And the sheep will happilly gobble it up, bleating contently.

posted on 04 Mar 2012, 19:21 1

9. JonGarrett (Posts: 29; Member since: 06 Aug 2011)


funny how this story isnt on any of the apple fan sites I visit.

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