Apple Weighs Up Options for Next iPad Mini
iDownload Blog notes today that China Times has been talking about the possibility of Apple launching an iPad mini with a Retina display sometime this year. In fact, the Taiwanese paper reports that Apple has already started testing display panels. Apparently, Foxconn subsidiary Shenzhen Century Science & Technology (SCST) is said to be joining LG Display and AU Optronics, who make the panels for the first-gen iPad mini. In particular, China Times says that Apple is interested in using SCST’s Retina-class panels, which use One Glass Solution (OGS) tech. iDownload Blog says that SCST has already given Apple some of these panels to test, which is a sign that Apple has not yet made the final decision on which manufacturers it wants to use, and is still demoing options. Talking about this new OGS tech, China Times, which is based in Taiwan, says that it is more mature than the current in-cell tech use in the iPhone 5, as well as having other benefits.
Source: Rumor: Apple evaluating Retina screens for the next iPad mini