Removing the Apple iPad Mini Plans This Year?
A leaked document from the investment bank Samsung revealed that the company believes Apple plans to release a set of "mini iPad" sail 7 inches in the third quarter of this year. According to observers pages Apple, Apple Insider, OLED-Display.net claim to have an official document, dated December 2011, from "an unnamed user" in the Samsung.
According to the research, which addresses the AMOLED industry, analysts JungHoon Chang estimates that Apple will release the third generation iPad in the first quarter of 2012, and 7 inches of new products which may refer to "iPad mini" in the third quarter of this year.
Chang also confirmed the use of higher resolution IPS panel in the next generation iPad. He added that Sharp was trying to produce LCD panels for iPad IGZO 8G in their lab, but may fail to make timely mass for iPad 3 to be launched next week.
Analyst, said Apple Insider, noting that Apple may have decided to use a flexible panel into the next iPad models, if the panel makers like Samsung Mobile Display (SMD) have not been able to increase the production of flexible AMOLED panel and increase the resolution.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has said it will meet with executives to discuss the use of Samsung's AMOLED for the iPad. South Korean company, Samsung, last month announced it would separate the (spin off) LCD manufacturing business with similar companies later this spring. The move is expected to combine with SMD LCD business into one company while Samsung Display Co. name., Ltd.