Bloomberg reports that LG Display and AU Optronics will serve as suppliers for the 7.85-inch display destined for Apple's forthcoming "iPad mini". The publication specifically claims that the device will be released in October.

The orders will mark the first time AUO, a maker of panels for Apple’s MacBooks and Sony Corp. TVs, is supplying screens for Apple handheld devices.

Carolyn Wu, a spokeswoman for Apple, declined to comment. Sharp Corp. may make panels for the device in the future and will not be an initial supplier, three of the people said.

The report also cites TPK and Foxconn subsidiary Yeh Chang Technology as handling the lamination coating for the display.

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Interestingly, claims of LG and AU Optronics serving as suppliers for the iPad mini display can be traced all the way back to October 2011, when Taiwan's United Daily News claimed that the two companies had been sending samples to Apple. The Wall Street Journal reiterated the claim in February of this year.

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Top Rated Comments

MacDav Avatar
152 months ago
LG are infamous for calibrating their Apple screens with a warmer tone.

They are also infamous for displays that are defective.
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daneoni Avatar
152 months ago
Yellowgate here we come.
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koban4max Avatar
152 months ago
Wow. The product has not even been released for sale & you already know the issue?!?!? :confused:

LG is known to have this kind of problem. Although it's unfair to make that kind of call without having mini products to be released yet, still, the likelihood of happening is somewhat high.
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daneoni Avatar
152 months ago
LG are infamous for calibrating their Apple screens with a warmer tone.
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