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Rumor: iPad Mini in the Works

Posted on April 16, 2012
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It has been about a month since Apple introduced its new iPad and rumors have been swirling about an upcoming iPad built to give Amazon Kindle Fire a run for its money. Chinese portal NetEase, as translated by Kotaku, reports that Apple is set to produce 6 million units of iPads that are smaller in size set for shipping in the third quarter.

Citing media reports from Taiwan, NetEase claims that Apple has been placing orders to factories across the region, most notably Foxconn and Pegatron. The Korea Times also reported last month about Samsung supplying Apple with “new PLS-based LCD technology for smaller iPads.” The unnamed Samsung official said that Apple’s upcoming tablet would probably have a 7.86-inch screen, significantly smaller than the 9.7-inch display of the current iPad.

Apple believers, meanwhile, are skeptical about the report. They say that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was vocally against 7-inch tablets, calling them “tweeners” as they are too big to compete with smartphones and too small to vie with tablets.

Source: Kotaku, via Mashable

 
 

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