Samsung's Investment Bank says Apple iPad mini to launch with 7 inch screen in Q3

Samsung's Investment Bank says Apple iPad mini to launch with 7 inch screen in Q3
OLED-DISPLAY.com says it has received from a source, documents from Investment Bank Samsung Securities that confirm that Apple and Samsung Mobile Display are in talks to provide the former with flexible or standard AMOLED panels for the Apple iPhone and Apple iPad. According to the site, those documents, dated from last December 8th, also show that Apple also plans on launching a 7 inch mini version of its tablet sometime in the third quarter of this year. Recently, DigiTimes reported a rumor that an Apple iPad mini with a 7.85 inch display has been delivered for testing and would rollout later this year.

The document goes on to add that Samsung needs to improve the resolution on its flexible panel as well as be able to deliver a large quantity for Apple to use them for their next Apple iPad. The upcoming Apple iPad 3 is expected to come with a IPS Retina display. SMD admits that at present, it can "only" produce 54 million AMOLED displays. Pricing is also an issue as the current 3.5 inch LCD display on the Apple iPhone 4 is said to cost $38.50 each while the 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus screen on the Samsung Galaxy S II runs $50-$55 each. Turning to tablets, for the Samsung GALAXY Tab 7.7, the 7.7 inch Super AMOLED Plus screen is $150-$170 each while a AMOLED display measuring 9.7 inches for an Apple iPad would cost $240-$260.

source: SamsungSecurities via OLED-DISPLAY.com

Document says 7 inch Apple iPad mini is coming in Q3

Document says 7 inch Apple iPad mini is coming in Q3


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9 Comments

1. The-Omega-Man

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

Wait but Steve Jobs said.......Well I guess that there really is a new sheriff in town over there at rotten apple city.

2. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Ifans have been rambling fanatic rubbish against samsungs amoled screens for ages so this news is funny to say the least. Unconfirmed facts state that Samsung has rigged the ipad amoled screen to self destruct when pressed against an Ifans face thus riddingthe world of their stupidity when they hug their ipad before going to sleep at night.

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Shutup meg

4. LoneShaolin

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 14, 2012

"Unconfirmed facts state that Samsung has rigged the ipad amoled screen to self destruct when pressed against an Ifans face thus riddingthe world of their stupidity when they hug their ipad before going to sleep at night." Then the iLemming would be an endangere species

5. dave1452

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Now this is weird,samsung tie up with apple will build up its own competetion in smartphone market.IF samsung is coming with flexible amoled screen why doesnt it makes it patented rather than sharing its technology to apple. dave Mobile Application Development

6. ghost__uwi

Posts: 175; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

am just know that samsung gets paid to make those million and 1 iphones and ipads. You really think they not going to accept apples money. If you look at the market samsung and apple are dominating the market. The more apple sells iphones (ipads) the more money samsung is getting. Think they really care. They are not sharing anything they are making MONEY!!

8. ph00ny

Posts: 1994; Member since: May 26, 2011

it's nothing new. Samsung is a parts manufacturer/supplier as well as device manufacturer. They've been supplying apple with numerous parts for many years now (screen, memory, nand, soc, etc) I wonder if all the lawsuits were filed to leverage the negotiation on the newer parts

7. Mandroid

Posts: 209; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

LMAO at how many different ways apple is coming up with to market the ipod touch in different sizes. And the sheep will happilly gobble it up, bleating contently.

9. JonGarrett

Posts: 34; Member since: Aug 06, 2011

funny how this story isnt on any of the apple fan sites I visit.

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