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  • Report Claims Apple Using New Tech to Make iPad Mini Thinnest Tablet Ever

    Apple’s iPad mini will reportedly use a combination of old and new technology to achieve an incredibly thin design.

    The chief technology allowing Apple’s engineers to produce a tablet as thin as the iPad is something called “GF Ditto” or GF2. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo with KGI securities claimed in a research note Friday that Apple will be the first company to mass produce the technology for commercial use.

    The new technology is reportedly an improvement over the “G/G touch structure” Apple currently uses in the third-generation iPad. The new GF2 tech will allow Apple’s iPad mini to be considerably thinner, and noticeably lighter as well. Kuo estimates the iPad mini’s touch-panel thickness could be less than 2.2mm alone and below 4.2mm including the printed circuit board.

    Apple’s search for thinner, and lighter products will apparently continue, spearheaded by the iPad Mini and the MacBook Pro with Retina Display. However, in the case of the iPad mini, developing a device that produces the necessary manufacturing yields and passes Apple’s drop test has been an even greater challenge than normal according to Kuo. The design challenges allegedly led a an internal delay in the release of the iPad mini according to Kuo which will translate to an October release for the device.

    Source: AppleInsider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Report Claims Apple Using New Tech to Make iPad Mini Thinnest Tablet Ever started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 24 Comments
    1. Memo2001's Avatar
      Memo2001 -
      i think apple will smash samsung in this product
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      Apple needs to cram at least a gigabyte of RAM into this thing. I'm getting real tired of always running out.
    1. tongxinshe's Avatar
      tongxinshe -
      Quote Originally Posted by NakedFaerie View Post
      So who is copying who now. The Galaxy Tab 7.7 is supposed to be the thinnest and lightest tablet on the market so if Apple are saying they will make a thinner tablet then they are copying Samsung.

      How about Apple just stick to 10 inch tablets instead of copying Android tablets. I bet when they do release the iPad mini they will sue Samsung for having a same size tablet even that Samsung were the first to have them that small.
      Shut up, please, none of your posts show any least sense about being reasonable or logical.
    1. TheDirtyDiddler's Avatar
      TheDirtyDiddler -
      Quote Originally Posted by Gamemaster77 View Post
      Ha, your facts are almost just as baffling. Apple did not create the tablet market, they just enlarged it.
      When did I say that they created the tablet market? I said they created the iPad. The market is booming because of the iPad. That's a fact.