RUMOR: Apple Working with Suppliers on 8-Inch iPad
Posted on February 14, 2012 by eli courey
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple is working with suppliers on an 8-inch version of the iPad. The current iPad has a 9.7-inch display, and smaller talbets like the Kindle Fire have a 7-inch display.
Officials at some of Apple’s suppliers, who declined to be named, said the Cupertino, Calif.-based company has shown them screen designs for a new device with a screen size of around 8-inches, and said it is qualifying suppliers for it. Apple’s latest tablet, the iPad 2, comes with a 9.7-inch screen. It was launched late last year.
One person said the smaller device will have a similar resolution screen as the iPad 2. Apple is working with screen makers including Taiwan-based AU Optronics Co. and LG Display Co. of South Korea to supply the test panels, the person said.