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  • New Insight Behind Delayed Retina iPad mini Launch


    According to new reports emerging from Asia on Friday, there may be a very good reason why we've haven't yet seen the new Retina iPad mini.

    Sources close to the device's production reveal that Apple has been forced to delay the launch and even the announcement of the device's formal launch date because the manufacturer could "not solve the burn-in problem in the LCD panel to be applied to the iPad mini retina product, which is caused by the malfunction of the TFT."

    The Korean news outlet confirms that Sharp's LCD burn-in is not visible to the human eye, but it does not meet the "technological standards" of Apple. Consequently, there was a yield problem. Nonetheless, the primary suppliers remain LG Display and Sharp.

    In particular, however, "rumor has it that Sharp's IGZO panel has a supply problem."

    “If the burn-in problem is not solved, Apple will be in a fix,” one unnamed industry source was quoted. “If Apple relaxes the technological standards for the burn-in, consumers’ perception of Apple may deteriorate, and if not, it will have to change its supply chain and delay the launch of the new product.”

    Source: ETNews
    This article was originally published in forum thread: New Insight Behind Delayed Retina iPad mini Launch started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 6 Comments
    1. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
      Definitely gonna snag one of these at the first of the year that way I avoid the first run issues that may have made it by quality control
    1. evolution83's Avatar
      evolution83 -
      I can't wait for this to be released! I ordered an iPad Air but cancelled it because I want something smaller.
    1. hogcia's Avatar
      hogcia -
      Quote Originally Posted by evolution83 View Post
      I can't wait for this to be released! I ordered an iPad Air but cancelled it because I want something smaller.
      Yes! I can't wait till they release the new mini so that I can buy your old mini for under $200 on eBay! Just in time for Xmas! Thanks
    1. fleurya's Avatar
      fleurya -
      Well they said they would launch later in November, and it's only the 8th, so we'll see.
    1. novadam's Avatar
      novadam -
      Quote Originally Posted by evolution83 View Post
      ... I want something smaller.
      that's what she said. wait, no it's not.
    1. evolution83's Avatar
      evolution83 -
      Quote Originally Posted by hogcia View Post
      Yes! I can't wait till they release the new mini so that I can buy your old mini for under $200 on eBay! Just in time for Xmas! Thanks
      i don't have a mini, and I don't have anything on ebay...