Rumors from new supply chain revealed the latest information on the iPad mini display and the possible display of the next-gen iPad mini. News from China showed AU Optronics, Apple’s supplier, has not only boosted production of current generation iPad mini displays, but has begun production on a display for the next-gen iPad mini.
The report comes from DigiTimes, and says that “yield issues throughout the second half of 2012” meant that AU Optronics couldn’t produce enough iPad mini displays, leading to fewer shipments than Apple had originally estimated for the tablet. But, production has increased; AUO has increased its iPad mini display yield to 1 million panels per month.
The report also mentions that AUO is “working on panels for Apple’s next-generation iPad mini”, which is expected to launch later this year with a Retina display. But no details about the iPad mini 2 display were supplied in the report.