Apple has reportedly dumped iPad mini display provider AU Optronics, after it took months to catch up on deliveries of the current iteration of the slimmed down tablet. The company was also rumoured to be lagging behind in display orders for the next-gen iPad mini as well.
LG and Sharp are already being lined up to deliver screens for the iPad mini 2, which is being apparently being slated for late 2013, despite issues with Retina Display supplies.
Word is that Samsung is being brought on board to make up AU Optronics share. That would mark a further thawing in relations between the smartphone and tablet worlds biggest players.
The next-generation of the iPad mini is widely expected to come in two variations: one with a Retina Display and one without.
This will help Apple compete against Amazon and its Kindle range, which is expected to relaunch in September.
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