Yield rate issues are one more reason why Apple won't launch a 7.85-inch iPad mini tomorrow

Yield rate issues are one more reason why Apple won't launch a 7.85-inch iPad mini tomorrow
Tomorrow, September 12th, Apple is holding its big iPhone 5 event. Some have speculated that an iPad mini will accompany it on stage, but the latest rumors write off the possibility of a tablet stealing the spotlight from the new iPhone and now Taiwanese DigiTimes adds the reason of yield rate issues with panels to reiterate that an iPad mini is unlikely to be shown tomorrow.

LG Display and AU Optronics (AUO) are said to actually start making panels for the compact tablet in September, but they will manufacture only 500,000 panels, much less than the expected initial demand.

Still, the 7.85-inch iPad mini is allegedly coming soon to markets. The tablet has reportedly seen changes in the touch screen module design, causing some issues, but it’s still on track. The new iPad mini is expected to have a narrower bezel allowing for a larger screen in virtually the 7-inch form factor. It’s said to feature the same resolution as on the iPad 2.

source: DigiTimes



1. PermanentHiatus

Posts: 267; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

Should've chose Samsung to make them instead of LG...oh wait.

2. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i think apple is foing the right way... the world shouldn't rely on samsung's part all the time!! and there are so many displays, chip maker etc alternatives and might be par and cheaper than samsungs!

3. AppleConspiracy

Posts: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

There won't be iPad Mini at all. If there is, they're doomed.

4. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Problem is that they don't have the capacity like Samsung to crank out such high yeilds of chip, displays and various other parts. Like it or not Samsung invested a lot of resources and time building up it's manufacturing capacity.

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