Yet more news about Apple’s rumoured iPad Mini project today, with AppleInsider writing about a new report on Taiwan’s The Liberty Times, which says that both LG Display and AU Optronics have passed certification tests to make LCD panels for the iPad Mini, and are now preparing shipments of the panels for Apple. The Liberty Times also said that Radiant will be supplying the backlight module and Nissha Printing will be making the thin-film sensor for TPK and Chimei Innolux. This follows on from previous rumours saying that the iPad Mini would be using G/F2 thin-film touch technology from Nissha. The report also says that the iPad Mini will be released at the end of Q3 or the start of Q4 this year, with a shipment target for this year of six million units. As more and more stories start to emerge from credible sources about the possibility of an iPad Mini, the likes of Barclays analyst Ben A. Reitzes are saying that his research leads him to believe that Apple will indeed be releasing an iPad Mini this fall.
Source: Rumor: LG Display, AU Optronics have passed certification for 'iPad mini' LCD panels