May 27, 2016 - 05:15 PM UTC — AAPL: 100.35 (-0.06, -0.06%) | NASDAQ: 4933.50 (+31.74, +0.65%)
“Apple Inc.’s suppliers have started manufacturing new iPads, according to people with knowledge of the matter, as the company works to reinvigorate sales of the tablet computers after two straight quarters of declines,” Tim Culpan and Peter Burrows report for Bloomberg. “Mass production of a full-sized iPad with a 9.7-inch screen is already under way, with an unveiling projected for the end of this quarter or early next, said two of the people, who asked not to be identified because the details aren’t public. A new version of the 7.9-inch iPad mini is also entering production and will probably be available by the end of the year, they said.”
“Output of the larger iPad may be restricted by manufacturing complications related to the use of a new anti-reflection coating, which Apple plans to add to the device to make the display easier to read, said one of the people,” Culpan and Burrows report. “Apple’s largest-ever iPhones went into mass production in July, Bloomberg News reported in June. The iPhones will come in two new models: one with a 4.7-inch screen and another with a 5.5-inch screen, people with knowledge of the plans have said.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]