WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesùs.
iPad mini 7.85 inches will use G/F2 Film Touch Technology to make it thinner and more transparent.
Three key suppliers have been tapped to supply key components which, put together, make up the 7.85-inch display for Apple’s iPad mini. Supply chain sources say Nitto will be providing the thin-film materials, with Nissha Printing and TPK producing the touch screens.
The G/F2 design is said to enable more cost-efficient production and thinner displays, as it requires one less layer of film than the current G/F/F (glass/film/film) structure used in displays everywhere.
“Using the G/F2 design will help reduce costs and will also make the iPad Mini thinner than previous iPad models since it will have one less layer of film than the G/F/F (glass/film/film) structure,” the sources reportedly said. “The G/F2 structure places the electrode on the top and bottome ends of the ITO film, which will then be laminated onto the cover glass.”
The same sources reportedly added that “iPad Mini will also be more transparent and will have good sensitivity despite certain skepticism with thin-film touch panels in the industry.”
The tablet is “predicted” to launch by the fourth quarter of 2012.