The Liberty Times revealed recently that LG Display and AU Optronics have managed to pass the certification tests to manufacture displays for the rumoured iPad mini. Lately, many rumours have suggested that Apple is going to introduce the smaller iPad just in time for Christmas.
Author of the report, Chen Meiying, confirmed that the smaller iPad will be introduced to the market in the third or fourth quarter of this year. The iPad mini shipments for this year is expected to be around six million units.
The report from the Taiwanese website claims that both companies have started to manufacture panels for Apple's 7.85in iPad. The information from Apple's Asian supply chain confirms previous rumours on the smaller iPad.
The new device will indeed feature thin-film sensors from Nissha Printing. Reportedly, Radiant will provide the backlight module for the iPad mini.
Analysts have been buzzing about the rumoured device for several months now, with recent reports claiming that the iPad mini could be a real hit amongst students.
The iPad mini is expected to come with a price tag of around $250 (£160), allowing Apple to put up a better fight against competitors like Kindle Fire and its peers.