Rumour: LG Display and AU Optronics pass Apple’s certification tests for iPad Mini LCD Panel
A new report published in Taiwan’s The Liberty Times, suggests that two display makers, the LG Display and AU Optronics have successfully passed Apple’s certifications tests of the LCD Panels that the Apple might go on to use in its 7.85 inch rumoured ‘iPad Mini’.
In the same report it is also being claimed that Radiant will go on to supply the backlit module for the iPad Mini whereas Nissha Printing would provide the thin-film sensor, dubbed as ‘G/F2’ to TPK Holding and Chimei Innolux that we heard about yesterday.
If market rumours are to be believed then, the iPad Mini is on track for a End of Q3 or early Q4 release and the production of the Mini would start as soon as in June. It is being said that Apple is now aiming at shipping about 6 million units initially after the launch.
Of the 6 million backlight module, 4 million will be produced by TPK Holding, while the remaining 2 million will be supplied by Chimei Innolux. Apple currently rules the Tablet market but then it is facing stiff competition from 7 inch tablets like the Galaxy Tabs and Amazon’s Kindle Fire which are selling for a much lower price tag.
And competing with those price tags is what Apple is facing as the biggest challenge without leaving out any necessary hardware. Will Apple succeed?