According to the information embedded in a report, the electronic times (DigiTimes), supplier of iPad mini display screen AUO (AU Optronics), Apple has already begun for the next generation medium size flat-panel screen technology development work. This Taiwan companies “are having the” anticipated follow-up 7.9 inch flat computer panels. It is noteworthy that, rumors of the newspaper on Apple hardware has a track record make people dizzy, but the reports on display has a bit inaccurate.
People knew very little about the guessing in the next-generation technology, while AUO is currently supplying AH-VA to Apple’s iPad mini wide-angle Panel (and LG are IPS). As early as February, sources of supply chain, AUO has been in the production of the second generation of Retina Panel. Refer to before Apple practices, many analysts predict Apple will be deployed over the next-generation iPad mini high resolution Retina screen.
However, product pricing remains a problem, industry observers estimate the new Retina screen would 30% increase in material costs. Traditionally, Apple launched a new generation product, will retain the same price as the previous generation. As for the current iPad mini, reports that friends have overcome production problems, panel shipments reached 1 million has eased since since the introduction of the flat-panel supply bottlenecks.
The company said it had successfully increased yields in the 1 quarter, this rate should be able to run through the whole year. Earlier report said that on Tuesday, when Apple finally catch up with the high demand at the 7.9-inch flat panel, of the company’s online store “stock” finally appears as “in stock”.
News that AU Optronics is testing a second-generation iPad mini 7.9 inch Retina
[Compiled from: AppleInsider]