Mini iPad 3 with 7.85-inch By Q4 2012. From a few hours we showed you Leaked photo for ipad 3 , now you can see a new one also coming from DigiTimes, Apple to launch a 7.85 inch iPad in the forth quarter of 2012.
According to sources in the supply chain, Apple will be releasing a 7.85-inch iPad Mini by the forth quarter of 2012, This of course after the release of the new iPad 3 rumored to be released ot the end of the first quarter of 2012.
Global shipments of tablet PCs are expected to reach 60 million units in 2011, of which 70% will be Apple’s iPads.
To cash in on market demand as well as market expectations, Apple is expected to release its next-generation iPads at the end first-quarter 2012, said the sources.
But, With the release of the 7-inch Kindle fire and with other vendors releasing large-size smartphones, Apple has decided to develop these 7.85-inch iPads to take their game higher.
In addition to purchasing 7.85-inch panels from LG Display, Apple will also buy panels from AU Optronics (AUO), indicated the sources, adding that makers in the supply chain are likely to begin production of the 7.85-inch models at the end of the second quarter of 2012.Mohamed Sabry on Twitter, join our Facebook fanpage and add me on Google+ to keep yourself updated on the latest jailbreak and unlock news.