iPad Mini Later This Year? [Rumors]

by Klaus on July 16, 2010

in iPad, Rumors, Tech News

Taiwanese newspaper, Digitimes, is reporting about a source that believes Apple will release two smaller versions of the iPad already later this year or perhaps in the beginning of 2011.

The two iPad mini’s will have 5.6″ and 7″ touchscreens and is said to be more an e-book reader’ish alternative to the bigger 10″ iPad that we have now, which is more like an all-round tablet computer for not only e-reading but also video, music, games etc.

The Digitimes source claims that iPad Mini’s will have the thinner OLED screen technology, which makes PC World (US) wonder about this rumor since Samsung Electronics is the biggest producer of OLED at the moment and they can hardly keep up with demand with their current production capacity. And wouldn’t Apple maybe prefer to put their Retina display on the iPad’s instead?

Obviously nobody from Apple or Compal (which according to Digitimes should have received the iPad order from Apple) wants to comment on this rumor – as usual.

The next wave of releasing the current iPad should hit, sometime this month, the following countries: Luxembourg, Ireland, Belgium, Austria, Holland, Hong Kong, Mexico, New Zealand and Singapore.


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Calking Chi July 16, 2010 at 12:42

I hope this news will come true later.
The big size of the current iPad doesn’t allow people to put their devices into their poskets easily.

Flex Development July 22, 2010 at 06:35

Apple develops such a fantastic technologies including mini table computer. It has so many features like iBooks application, multitask, ipod dock connector and so on. I like ipad mini so I am waiting when it will come to the market?

Adrian Gonzalez July 22, 2010 at 22:26

Pff. An iPad mini? Don’t we already have iTouch and iPhone?

Larry Clark December 6, 2010 at 02:32

Kind of a split between an iphone, and a kindle, but slightly bigger screen and more usage than a kindle. interesting.


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