The new 9.7-inch device will reportedly come equipped with a 4K resolution panel and up to 4GB in RAM, in addition to improved battery life. GIS will be responsible for LCD modules and touch panels along with backlighting products while TPK will supply touch panels, the makers said.
Notably, the new iPad Air is not expected to feature a 3D Touch display, according to the report.
The makers said they expect a slight on-year increase in demand for touch panel products from Apple in the first half of 2016 due to orders for products equipped with 3D Touch despite the new iPad Air not coming equipped with the technology.
Recently, a leaked diagram claiming to be of the iPad Air 3, revealed a rear facing LED flash and the presence of four integrated speakers at the top and bottom of the device.
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