LG, Sharp and AUO, Rumored to Build Next-Gen iPad Mini Displays

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It was rumored that LG, Sharp and AU Optronics are gearing up to produce displays for Apple’s next-generation iPad Mini. The claims were reported by DigiTimes last Friday. The online publication also indicated that the so-called iPad Mini 2 will be available later this year. This goes in line with Apple CEO Tim Cook’s statement that new products won’t be available until this fall.

AU Optronics: Getting into the Mix

According to DigiTimes’ supply chain sources in Taiwan, LG Display, and Sharp were already selected by Apple as panel suppliers. AU Optronics, on the other hand, is said to be facing issues in terms of producing iPad Mini display panels.

Due to this, it is yet to be known whether AUO will become a major supplier for Apple. However, it was reported that the display manufacturer already submitted iPad Mini panels that are yet to be certified by the Cupertino-based company.

Meanwhile, there were no reports as to whether the next-generation iPad Mini will feature Retina Display.

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