Featured Articles

Intel releases tiny 3G cell modem

Intel releases tiny 3G cell modem

Intel has released a 3G cellular modem with an integrated power amplifier that fits into a 300 mm2 footprint, claiming it…

More...
Braswell 14nm Atom slips to Q2 15

Braswell 14nm Atom slips to Q2 15

It's not all rosy in the house of Intel. It seems that upcoming Atom out-of-order cores might be giving this semiconductor…

More...
TSMC 16nm wafers coming in Q1 2015

TSMC 16nm wafers coming in Q1 2015

TSMC will start producing 16nm wafers in the first quarter of 2015. Sometime in the second quarter production should ramp up…

More...
Skylake-S LGA is 35W to 95W TDP part

Skylake-S LGA is 35W to 95W TDP part

Skylake-S is the ‘tock’ of the Haswell architecture and despite being delayed from the original plan, this desktop part is scheduled…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Tuesday, 06 March 2012 09:45

Suppliers confirming iPad mini rumours

Written by Peter Scott



Should appear in Q3


Apple is set to introduce the iPad 3 in two days, but the rumour mill is also in overdrive with talk of a smaller model, slated for Q3.

The iPad mini should feature a 7.85-inch screen and it is supposed to take on the Kindle Fire and other small and cheap Android tabs. According to the latest reports, AU Optronics and LG Display have been tapped to supply the diminutive screen, while Radiant Opto-Electronics and Forhouse should supply the backlight module. Toshiba will bring some of its NAND to the party, while Renesas will supply some integrated circuits.

It is still too early to talk about specs, but punters believe the new iPad mini will end up with a revamped iPad 2 platform, most likely with the same 1024x768 resolution, making it the only 4:3 7-inch tablet, or 7.85-inch to be precise. However, Apple is also expected to introduce a stripped down version of the iPad 2, with just 8GB of storage, and the company has already slashed iPad prices by $50 in the US.

This indicates that Apple will try to offer a much wider range of iPad products by the end of the year, starting with the mini, with a rumored price tag of $250 to $300, followed by a stripped down iPad 2, which will probably continue shipping for a few months, only to be replaced by the mini once it shows up.

More here.



blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments