Apple’s Asian suppliers have started mass production of the smaller version of Apple’s iPad tablet, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Two sources claim the iPad mini — as it may or may not be called — will have a 7.85-inch screen with a lower resolution than the current iPad model.
The device’s screen is made by South Korea’s LG Display company and Taiwan’s AU Optronics, claim WSJ’s sources.
Why Apple would launch a smaller iPad, when Steve Jobs maintained a 7-inch tablet screen would be too small? Well, a heated competition from Android-tablet makers and a more affordable price point compared to the standard, 9.7-inch iPad, are two solid reasons.
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