Yield rate issues are one more reason why Apple won't launch a 7.85-inch iPad mini tomorrow
LG Display and AU Optronics (AUO) are said to actually start making panels for the compact tablet in September, but they will manufacture only 500,000 panels, much less than the expected initial demand.
Still, the 7.85-inch iPad mini is allegedly coming soon to markets. The tablet has reportedly seen changes in the touch screen module design, causing some issues, but it’s still on track. The new iPad mini is expected to have a narrower bezel allowing for a larger screen in virtually the 7-inch form factor. It’s said to feature the same resolution as on the iPad 2.
1. PermanentHiatus (Posts: 267; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)
Should've chose Samsung to make them instead of LG...oh wait.
2. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
i think apple is foing the right way...
the world shouldn't rely on samsung's part all the time!! and there are so many displays, chip maker etc alternatives and might be par and cheaper than samsungs!
3. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 627; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
There won't be iPad Mini at all. If there is, they're doomed.
4. PhoneCritic (Posts: 355; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
Problem is that they don't have the capacity like Samsung to crank out such high yeilds of chip, displays and various other parts. Like it or not Samsung invested a lot of resources and time building up it's manufacturing capacity.