As we move towards what is expected to be Apple’s iPad Mini event, we have more components showing up on the Internet. This time, parts reseller ETradeSupply has published an image that shows an LCD display panel for the rumored iPad mini. According to analysis of the LCD display unit’s back markings, it appears that LG is one of the main manufacturers. LG had been pegged as one of the key suppliers.
Pictures of the unit itself don’t reveal much information about the unannounced iPad Mini’s display screen resolution. However, according to the sources who provided the image, it will have 4:3 aspect ratio identical to the first and second-generation iPad.
This is in line with earlier web rumors that suggested Apple is using a lower display screen resolution of 1,024 by 768 pixels (similar to older generation iPad). In addition to saving costs, this will make the device compatible with all of the apps already-available in the App Store.
While there is no way to confirmed the legitimacy of this latest image leak, ETradeSupply did post accurate photos of Apple’s new iPhone 5 months before its official debut. We do think these images are solid evidence that the iPad Mini will not feature a higher-resolution Retina display.
Apple is set to hold an October 23rd media event that many speculate will be centered around the iPad mini. Since the event is just days away, we won’t have to wait long to find out what Apple will be unveiling.
We will be bringing full coverage about the Apple event, so be sure to join us in our live blog on October 23rd.