“Two of the people said that the tablet’s screen will likely be smaller than eight inches,” Luk reports. “The iPad’s screen measures 9.7 inches, unchanged since the first model was released in 2010.”
MacDailyNews Note: Obviously, the iPad’s resolution has improved drastically.
Luk reports, “Officials at the component suppliers, who declined to be named, said this week that Apple has told them to prepare for mass production of the smaller tablet. One person said the screen makers Apple is working with include LG Display Co. of South Korea and Taiwan-based AU Optronics Co.”
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