The month has been exceptionally busy covering all the rumors and reports concerning Apple’s biggest upcoming innovation, yes the Apple iPhone 5, as we love to call it. While there has been no official announcement from Apple, and trust us, there won’t be any until the public event itself, we have had some inside news flowing and we have been covering it up precisely on Gadgec. Well, enough of iPhone 5 for a while. According to the latest report, or call it a rumor unless we get it confirmed, Apple has already ordered iPad Mini parts production to start in August ‘2012, i.e this month!
A 7.85-inch display, and better known as Apple iPad Mini as the report claims will be cheaper than its predecessors and would hit the international market within a price band of $200. This is not the first report hinting at development of Apple iPad Mini, as the news was first heard in February this year. However, this is the first report speaking about iPad Mini’s production. The report, first highlighted by CNET goes something like this:
Apple iPad Mini Report:
“We expect panel production to start in August, with production ramping up to high volumes (more than a million units per month) in the fourth quarter,” said Paul Semenza, an analyst at NPD DisplaySearch, in response to an e-mail query.
Semenza said this is Display Search’s “understanding of the activity for the 7.85 [inch] panel expected to be used in the iPad Mini.” If this production schedule plays out, it could indicate a late 2012 launch, he said.”
The report clearly hints at the display/screen parts of the dubbed ‘iPad Mini’ . This is not all. We have also come across rumors that Apple is all set to unveil the iPad Mini along with its iPhone 5 on September 21 ‘2012. Keeping aside the production news, Apple is ready to showcase the iPad Mini in a public event in second week of September ‘2012, as confirmed by sources close to Apple.
Well, the iPad Mini is expected to have a thinner profile, a 1024 X 768 pixel resolution, and a 7.85-inch display. We will have to wait until any further information is encountered. For more, keep subscribed to our newsletter.