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.