“Apple’s new, smaller iPad will reportedly be so thin and light that production of the device has posed a particular challenge to the company,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.

“Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo with KGI Securities said in a research note issued on Friday that the so-called ‘iPad mini’ will feature industry-leading ‘GF Ditto,’ otherwise known as GF2, touchscreen technology. He said that Apple will be the first company in the world to commercialize and mass produce GF Ditto technology,” Hughes reports. “The new method is apparently an improvement from the ‘G/G touch structure’ Apple currently utilizes in its third-generation iPad with Retina display. The switch will allow the new iPad to be not only thinner but significantly lighter.”

Hughes reports, “Production of a device so thin and light has become a particular challenge for Apple in the manufacturing process, he said.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]