Bloomberg reaffirms iPad mini October release

Bloomberg reaffirms iPad mini October release
The iPad mini will be released in October with a 7.85-inch screen, smaller than the 9.7-inch one on the original iPad, according to Bloomberg who got another confirmation from four different sources in the know.

The smaller display will be made by AU Optronics, the company making the screens for Apple MacBooks and Sony television sets, but so far with no experience in making screens for mobile devices. LG Display will be the other company making the 7.85-inch displays.

Rumors agree that the 7.85-inch screen will not be a Retina display, but rather feature the resolution of the original iPad which is 768 x 1024 pixels. The display makers and Apple denied official comments on these latest whispers.


source: Bloomberg

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9 Comments

1. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

I can see more cannibalising the larger iPads market than actually creating itself its own division,albeit theyre will be the intial sales surge from crazed ifans and ifans who already own the current ipad but will also buy this in order to have say they have the 'next' apple device.Also at around 1.8 inches or so in difference its not exactly that much smaller in size than the original.

2. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Whatever. Absolutely lost interest in Apple. It is always all the same, just little smaller or taller, or fatter, then again thinner.

7. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Just like Blackberry, remember??? Eventually even ifans will realize they are throwing their money away, and that owning an Apple product is really not as much of a status symbol as it once was. Then Apple will be in trouble, and go the way of RIM...

3. kombinatonz

Posts: 30; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

Apple will be losing market share because of other competitors. Apple products are based on popularity mainly in the USA. Overall they will loose market share like blackberryand even motorola razor...yeah I'm going far back because the market is based on popularity.

4. Lawliet

Posts: 160; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

Just diferent sizes ? meh.

5. champ_vl

Posts: 44; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

Have a bunch of money lying around? Already have the new iPad? Well you better put on your hipster glasses and go get yourself the new iPad Mini !!

6. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Like i care. Windows 8 tabs all the way. you will wither and die soon apple.

8. eman99

Posts: 409; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

wrong let there be a flood ---- a flood of android tablets the green army marches on

9. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

perhaps but there's also a flood of unsold android tablets.

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