Is this the display for the iPad mini?

Is this the display for the iPad mini?
You know how it goes: each time there is a new Apple product about to launch, the rumor mill provides more and more leaks the closer we get to the device's alleged announcement date. That is valid for the iPad mini as well – the rumored, 7.85-inch tablet that Apple has yet to reveal.

What we have here, folks, are said to be photos of the screen meant to go inside the iPad mini. Reportedly, it has the 4:3 aspect ratio that iPad screens are known for and measures 162 millimeters by 124 millimeters. We took these figures and applied some math skills only to get a diagonal of 20.4 centimeters or 8.03 inches. And that is pretty close to the rumored 7.85-inch diagonal size of the screen on the iPad mini.

Furthermore, the labeling on the display suggests that it has been made by LG Display. That evidence lines up nicely with rumors from before claiming that LG Display is the maker burdened with manufacturing most of the iPad mini screens. Last but not least, the ribbon cable has been labeled in a manner identical to how genuine Apple components are being marked.

Of course, we can't really confirm that the screen panel you see below is indeed made for the iPad mini. Nevertheless, it will all be revealed in only several days' time, as the iPad mini is expected to be officailly announced on October 23.

source: ETrade Supply, Nowhere Else (translated) via Mac Rumors

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  • Display 7.9" 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A5, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 4440 mAh



1. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I don't really see how Apple is going to differentiate this from their current iPad. The screen isn't THAT much smaller, maybe 1.5 inches. The 4:3 ratio is the same, so there's really no change in ergonomics. They're not going to sell this for THAT much less than the real iPad because, let's face it, this is Apple we're talking about... Oh that's right, this is Apple! They don't need to differentiate because people will buy it in droves anyways! How silly of me...

3. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

I read your comment and didnt see any reason for your post. other than advertise that you dont like Apple but we already knew that. so...

4. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Wrong again. I actually respect Apple more than you know. The most successful business in history must be doing something right, after all. If it means turning much larger profits by utilizing consumer hype over products that, objectively, are on par with the competition, so be it (which is what I meant by my previous post.) Again, I'm probably the only person on this site who has ever defended you gallito, I don't know why you always try to pick fights with me...

6. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

wait a minute. dint tried to attack you. and did not wanted to pick a fight. but did not understand what you wrote. hey people do that to me all the time.. but it came as an Apple hater see what I mean about not understanding your post.. and yes you have defended me in the past that's why I was confused..

9. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Whoops I read the wrong sentence, haHa

2. smallcolabear

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 18, 2012

Their 16 gig tablet is 730.00 this is "supposed" to sell for 200.00. Thats a huge difference for a slightly smaller screen the Xyboard was not that big of a difference from their 10.1 to the 8.7 like 150 or something like that when it just came out.

7. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Thats because it will be a lesser tablet. It will only have 1024x768 resolution, it will probably start at 8GB instead of 16GB, and it will have a weaker processor than what's in the new ipad or iphone 5, probably the same processor we will see in the new Ipod Touch.

5. TheDarkKnight

Posts: 88; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

The wonder what the resolution is.

8. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i wish sharp's display not LG! :)

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