Apple Will 'Likely' Equip New iPad Mini With Retina Display, Contemplates Colored Back Covers

Apple Will 'Likely' Equip New iPad Mini With Retina Display, Contemplates Colored Back Covers

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The WSJ is reporting that Apple will release a new iPad mini in the fourth quarter which will 'likely' have a Retina display from Samsung. The size of the tablet is said to remain 7.9-inches; however, Apple is also said to be contemplating multiple color back covers.

For the next iPad mini, component makers have been told that Apple plans to use screens from Samsung Electronics Co.'s display unit, Samsung Display Co., as well as Japan's Sharp Corp. and LG Display Co., the people said. One person said that Apple initially planned to use Sharp and LG Display but later decided to add Samsung to ensure adequate supply of screens. For the current iPad mini, Apple uses screens from LG Display and Taiwan's AU Optronics Corp., component makers said.

The reports notes that while Apple routinely tests different options for its products before release, the new Google Nexus 7 with a high resolution display makes it more likely Apple's updated iPad mini will also feature a high resolution screen.

Notably, Apple is said to have shifted orders for the displays to Samsung from AU Optronics.

"We cannot take [Apple's] orders because our rate of output efficiency is too low to be profitable," said a manager at AU Optronics who says the company doesn't make a profit from manufacturing iPad mini displays.

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Apple Will 'Likely' Equip New iPad Mini With Retina Display, Contemplates Colored Back Covers

Steve jobs - August 2, 2013 at 7:30pm
Jake you cock why don't you stfu if u havnt got anything useful to say crawl back in to your hole you turd!!
Steve jobs - August 1, 2013 at 4:09pm
This is site is so rubbish for information, it contradicts itself all the time only a few days ago it said in a post that there was not going to be retina in the new mini this site is full of it read before you post!'
Jake - August 1, 2013 at 6:16pm
Shocking, isn't it? Rumors contradicting other rumors. What exactly do you expect? Why don't you just go out and dig up some good reliable information for us? Can't do it? Then STFU.
Fanboi - August 1, 2013 at 3:12pm
Being chase by Samsung Galaxy S4 and new Google Nexus 7, playing defense, Apple is no longer a pioneer and champion of innovation.
Zetaprime - August 1, 2013 at 9:43pm
I have one of those new Nexus 7's. It's a huge improvement over the previous Nexus 7 in performance, sound, and display quality. Apple shouldn't even bother with the iPad mini unless they give it a retina display.
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