iPad Mini 2: AU Optronics Working on Apple Next Generation Tablet

By: Anuj Bhatia

Apple iPad Mini was touted as the biggest threat to the Google Nexus 7. The design was great, so comfortable, but what went wrong? Well, the main culprit was the faulty display resolution. In this era if a device manufactured by Apple comes without Retina Display that means - It's a crap and difficult to sell.

Same happened with the iPad Mini - the display reminds of iPad 2, ultra old processor and what's not. Since the arrival of the iPad Mini, it is said that the mini version may get a Retina Display in the next chapter of the device. In advance, AU Optronics(AUO), is gearing up for the next version of the device.

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iPad Mini 2: AU Optronics Working on Apple Next Generation Tablet

Apple iPad Mini 2 - What The Fuss is All About?

The next version of iPad Mini might get Crème Retina Display. It will happen someday. It could be this year, if Apple wished to succeed in its ambitions. In a report published by Digitimes states that Apple's trusted supplier - AU Optronics (AUO) has finally managed to make 1 million panels for the iPad Mini. Apple reportedly has two panel manufacturers for its iPad Mini range.

One being LG and other is AUO. Currently AU Optronics provides with AV-HA screens. LG, the other manufacturer makes IPS LEDs display for the mini version. It is said that AUO is planning to start making panels for the next gen soon.

Apple could go for the existing AV-HA screens along with A6 processor (found inside iPhone 5) in the next generation iPad Mini. Any ways, Retina Display stuffed iPad Mini, is the most requested feature expected to be unveiled later this year. If the company opts for Retina Display then automatically, it will lead to increase in the cost of iPad Mini.

Currently Apple sells Wi-Fi only iPad for Rs.21, 900. The current version comes with a 7.9-inch IPS LED display with a resolution of 1024 X 768 display , 512MB of RAM, 16GB/32/64GB of internal memory,A5 chipset, a 5-mega pixel rear camera and 1.2-mega pixel front facing camera, Bluetooth 4.0 and Dual Core 1Ghz Cortex-A9 processor.

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