iPad Mini Price Tag Blamed on Low Touchscreen Yields

Posted October 25, 2012 at 7:06pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 28875 views

The $329 price tag for the new iPad mini is being blamed on low yield rates for the GF2 (DITO film) touch screen technology, according to Digitimes.

The sources said the DITO film sensor is having mass production issues, which has been a big contributor to why the device is approximately 40-50% more expensive compared to other 7-inch tablets that have OGS or G/G structures.

The sources said that GF2 touch screen modules are only about roughly US$5 cheaper than G/G ones for the 9.7-inch iPad models.


In addition, Digitimes' source says iPad 2 orders will be around until the first quarter of 2013 due to steady sales.

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Tim Cock - October 27, 2012 at 4:51am
Im getting the note2 instead of this garbage! Yeh you heared it right fanbois! "apple GABAGE"
OneCruelSOB - October 26, 2012 at 11:56am
Overpriced people will just buy the iPad 4 the iPad mini is just a wast of money.
Alnath - October 26, 2012 at 8:02am
Fail for no retina, fail for no A6 processor. If you price it that high, at least top it with everything you got.. don't recycle on new products. I've been waiting for this model considering that iPad3 it's bigger than my needs. Steve Jobssss.. we need you back on Earth.
Samsung=Shiite - October 26, 2012 at 5:16am
Troll much you fandroid peeps....
Mark - October 26, 2012 at 2:13am
get over it. Apple has NEVER sold a product that was competitively priced for the specs given. why get an macbook/imac/mac pro when you can get a PC that was cheaper, or better at the same price? why get an ipod when there are dozens of other players that are cheaper/higher capacity/more file support/file folder support? and of course the popular Android hardware argument.
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