Apple iPad Mini Rumors - Apple Asking Suppliers To Gear Up For Mass Production
Earlier we shared that Apple is planning to launch a 7.85 inch iPad mini that will be competing with Google's Nexus 7 and Amazon's Kindle Fire. Bloomberg has also confirmed that Apple is indeed going to launch a new iPad which would be slightly smaller that the current iPad which is 9.7 inch diagonally. Apple is apparently going to launch the new iPad mini with a smaller screen size and will be using IGZO display which give high brightness in a thinner display.
The rumors are mounting up as the Wall street journal reported that Apple is telling its suppliers to be prepared for mass production that will supply Apple iPad mini's components. Apple's component suppliers for iPad mini are LG Display Co. and AU Optronics Co. The two companies are likely to be the suppliers for the new iPad mini that we might see in October this year.
It has also been rumored that the new iPad mini would be priced in between $199 - $299 that will be directly aiming at Google's Nexus 7 and Amazon's Kindle. Apple's iPad has already conquered the tablet market globally and with iPad mini as an analyst said, would bring back Amazon's Kindle and Google's Nexus 7 to the point that they might expunge out just as in the case of iPad 2 and iPad 3. Apple's decision to go head on with Google seems like the differences between the two companies is filling in with competitive advantage over another.