“The US$329 price tag for Apple’s iPad mini is largely due to low yield rates for the device’s GF2 (DITO film) touch screen technology, according to industry sources,” Siu Han and Alex Wolfgram report for DigiTimes.
“The sources said the DITO film sensor is having mass production issues,” Han and Wolfgram report, “which has been a big contributor to why the device is approximately 40-50% more expensive compared to other 7-inch tablets that have OGS or G/G structures.”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Rainy Day” for the heads up.]
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