Report: Apple iPad mini 2 displays to be built by Sharp, LG and AUO59
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.