iPad mini to take on Nexus 7 at $100 premium this fall claim sources
The iPad mini rumor-mill was cranked back into action by Googles Nexus 7, and now further leaks suggest the compact slate is on track for a sub-$300 release this coming fall. The oft-mentioned 7.85-inch display size is supposedly confirmed, Chinese site MyDrivers claims, with Sharp supposedly doing the honors supplying the panel and using its IGZO technology for speedier response rates and/or greater pixel density.
IGZO or indium gallium zinc oxide can, in Sharps screens, replace amorphous silicon for the active layer in an LCD panel. Sharp announced back in Aprilthat it was beginning mass production of various IGZO screen sizes, at the time sparking further speculation of an Apple TV as one of the panels measures 32-inches and runs at a hefty3840 x 2160.
Its Sharps smaller panels that... [via SlashGear]