Report: Apple iPad mini 2 displays to be built by Sharp, LG and AUO

Report: Apple iPad mini 2 displays to be built by Sharp, LG and AUO
According to Taiwan based sources in the supply chain, AU Optronics is expected to ship just 2.5 to 2.8 million panels for the Apple iPad mini during the current quarter. The company appears to be pulling back from production of the display for the original 7.9 inch slate while waiting to hear from Apple if it will be among those producing panels for the next iteration of the smaller Apple tablet. Last quarter, AUO had shipped 4 million panels for the device.

Apple is expected to deliver 10 million units of the Apple iPad mini in the second quarter, a 20% to 30% decline sequentially. The blame for the drop off in shipments is being placed on the time of the year as consumers typically keep their wallets and purses closed during the April to June period. While AUO's production doesn't account for all of the iPad mini tablets expected to be transported this quarter, the remaining 7 million panels are said to be coming from LG Display.

AUO will face a further drop in panels for the device in the third quarter as Apple is expected to release the next-generation Apple iPad mini late in Q3 or in the following quarter.  The supply chain sources say that LG Display and Sharp have already been selected by Apple to supply them with the necessary panels for the Apple iPad mini 2. AUO has submitted panels to Apple for the slate and hopes to soon receive certification from the Cupertino based manufacturer.

source: DigiTimes

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1. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Sharp = World's largest glass manufacturer. Your fun fact for the day ;-)

2. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

I can't wait to see the new ipad mini display. it must be a amazing piece.

3. djcody

Posts: 230; Member since: Apr 17, 2013

And amazing price :)

4. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Nexus 10 = Better display

6. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

lol...........iPad mini even doesn't compete with Nexus 10. However, its is better than iPad 4's retina display

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nope... It just outsells them.

17. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

How is sales a conclusive proof of better display ? FYI, I probably didn't frame my comment right. I meant, Nexus 10 has better display then iPad 4 also (and not only iPad mini)

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You talk about how it doesn't even compete with the nexus 10, but it's the people who compete not the tablets. The tablets are simply there for people to buy them based on their needs. The Camry can't compete with the Ferrari, but if some one has 3 kids to constantly haul around, then their need is the Camry. Obviously there's a much bigger market for the iPad mini vs the nexus 10, just based on sales and its customer satisfaction rate. The nexus 10 is an awesome tablet that appeals more to techies, the mini appeals more to the mainstream consumer. There's no need for them to compete when they don't actually compete for the same consumer base. Sales isn't conclusive of a better display, nor was that my point, but let me ask you a question, how is a better display conclusive of a better tablet...especially when better is speculative, as it comes down to preference.

19. quadrazeus

Posts: 359; Member since: May 03, 2013

Oh boy, you should be an author for PA! Ain't no kidding. I like your views. +1 \m/

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Thank you quad.

23. quadrazeus

Posts: 359; Member since: May 03, 2013

Nah, just kidding.

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lol...ok

30. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Non biased post+1 Dark TROLL®

43. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Thanks Troll

42. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

First of all, I don't understand why do you feel the need to bring up sales & customer base. By 'doesn't even compete' I meant in the display department and nothing else. But since you've bought it up. There is no way iPad 4 and Nexus 10 have different customers. They both were released to cannibalize each others market. Nexus 10 to eat iPad 4's share and iPad mini to eat Nexus 7's share. The thing is, iPad is preferred by mainstream consumer because of Apple's name as household brand and they were first to market. Whereas, only some people (mostly techies) know about Nexus 10. They are both meant to compete each other but they don't. Lastly, to answer your question I never said better display = better tablet. I just said Nexus 10 has better display that's it.

44. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude re read your post, you said the "iPad mini doesn't even compete with the nexus 10". Not the iPad 4. In regards to the iPad 4, you simply said "however it's better than the iPad 4 retina display". Be clear, and precise or be silent. Now my point was the iPad mini and nexus 10 do not compete for the same consumer base, and they don't. Most techie power users wouldn't even consider an iPad mini, and most main stream casual users wouldn't want a nexus 10. I rest my case. You sir have been Jedii'd

47. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Your beloved Cook himself said,'If we don’t cannibalize it, someone else will' regarding iPad mini affecting iPad 4's sales. Which means iPad mini DOES compete with iPad 4 and there also with the Nexus line. Ever heard of a term called 'indirect competition' in marketing ? And for the last time !!! I never said (or wanted to) speak about customer or competition. I was just comparing them from DISPLAY point of view. By "iPad mini doesn't even compete with the nexus 10" I meant iPad mini doesn't even have a retina display so it cannot compete with Nexus 10 high res display thats all (I even clarified that in my 2nd post). I was only responding to gmracer's comment about display. BTW, I don't take orders to 'be silent'. Never stand a chance against a Sith Lord, you will !!!!

48. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

My beloved mom, and dad, my beloved son and wife to be, my beloved corvette, my beloved Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Yankees who got smoked by king Felix, and the mariners 12-3, but not my beloved Cook. He's just a businessman

49. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

Well said darkk. Everyone has a preference, and both tablets appeal to and are geared toward different types of consumers just like you said. Don't tell that to all the Apple haters that cant understand that simple concept though, they will just thumb you down, stupidly.

55. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly, why can't people just understand that simple phrase...the right to choose? +1 ecmedic4 good post.

5. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

And still looks the same.

7. quadrazeus

Posts: 359; Member since: May 03, 2013

Looks the same? Lmao! Inspector, it just came around 6 months ago with a new design.

8. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

lmao! A new "design?" Apple doesn't know what that means!

9. quadrazeus

Posts: 359; Member since: May 03, 2013

Lmao gmloser1, do you have eyes?

10. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Aww...another fanboi is butthurt cause he knows I'm right x-(

12. quadrazeus

Posts: 359; Member since: May 03, 2013

Says the douche who comments lame things on every article and then gets bashed by several people.

13. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Lame comments like yours, right? Fail harder and go flock with the rest of the iSheep, plez.

14. quadrazeus

Posts: 359; Member since: May 03, 2013

I love the way faggots like you, who own Galaxy Ys, call Apple owners iSheep just 'cause they CAN'T afford to own an Apple product. Lol. Millions and millions of iPhones and iPads are sold each month. Just think what if all those buyers start reading PA and bash commentators like you? Sadly, the readership of PA is full of poor fandroids.

20. daddysbeenabadgirl

Posts: 157; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

FIRST I love ANDROID and ALL the innovations and choices that I have from EVERY android phone/tablet manufacturer. That being said I see your ignorant and idiotic comments on multiple articles and it explains a lot Quadrazeus. You are just a Sammy hating Apple buttboy. That's why I see nothing but troll comments everywhere. It must suck so hard for you to see the success of Sammy. I bet you are so full of Samsung RAGE that you feel the need to patrol and whine on all the Samsung artical to make yourself feel better.. That is truely PATHETIC and your life is very sad indeed. XD

22. quadrazeus

Posts: 359; Member since: May 03, 2013

That's so not true! On the last article I presented an award to Galaxy Tab 3.8.0 for being the best overall tablet of the year 2013. + not to forget free beers for everyone attending the award ceremony. That said, daddy's been a bad a girl indeed.

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