“The technology used in Apple’s hotly-anticipated ‘iPad mini’ will reportedly give the company a three to five year advantage over competitors, while the tablet itself is expected to protect against the emerging ‘midsize’ device market positioned between the dominant iPhone and 9.75-inch iPad,” Mikey Campbell reports for AppleInsider.
“In a note to investors released on Friday, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the iPad mini will be responsible for a major shift in market and industry trends, the most important being new demand for small form factor tablets and control of key technologies like the device’s GF DITO touchscreen,” Campbell reports.
“The iPad mini will offer the company a considerable leg up over competitors in terms of controlling key technology assets,” Campbell reports. “The 7.85-inch iPad is thought to be the first consumer product to employ ‘GF2’ touchscreen tech, which will allow the device to be 18 percent thinner than the current third-generation iPad. With Apple rumored to be rolling out GF2 in upcoming products, the company will be three to five years ahead of the competition as the technology is projected to become an industry leader for small form factor tablets.”
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