iPad Mini: The Rumor That Just Won’t Go Away
It’s like Jason Vorhees or Freddie Kruger – these rumors about the iPad mini just won’t die.
We’ve all been though this rigmarole before but for the sake of those who were sleeping under a rock, let’s do this one last time shall we?
Apple will be having a fiesta come its Media Event today(!) and so too all Apple enthusiasts who are eagerly waiting for the big day when Apple finally announces the “Something we have to see. And Touch.”. Yes, the iPad 3 (or iPad HD) is definitely on its way as well as another device which could turn out to be the Apple TV.
But what are these murmurings we are hearing about (again) that Apple will come out with a 7-incher in the later part of this year? Our favorite source, Digitimes, is at it again with its never ending saga about the 7-inch iPad mini, directing our attention to this Taiwanese daily which says that
“AU Optronics (AUO) has landed LCD panel orders for Apple’s planned 7.85-inch iPads, which are expected to be launched in the third quarter of 2012”.
In a related report, oled-display.net also confirmed that Apple will indeed produce the 7-incher and that Apple is already in talk with Samsung Mobile Display to supply the flexible screens for its future phones and devices.
“In an official Samsung Securities document which we get from an anonymous user Samsung confirm that Apple is in talk with SAmsung Mobile Display to deliver flexible AMOLEDs or standard AMOLEDs for their handsets like Iphone/Ipad. Apple plans in 1Q12 to launch the Ipad3 we already know that and in Q3 2012 a new 7 inch product the iPad mini.”
All these talks – whether supposedly confirmed, rumors, or outright bull – should always be taken with a grain of salt and unless Apple directly confirms anything, which I doubt, they will always remain myths and legends.
Just to refresh you memories, we already had a talk about Apple’s 7-incher ( why does it sound so lecherous?) before and my view still remains the same to this day:
“So, no, I don’t think Apple will be working on and release a 7-inch iPad. Even if we put aside the exhaustive research Apple has done before coming up with the iPad’s large screen, Tim Cook will not change Apple’s stance out of respect for Steve Jobs’ unparalleled vision.”