The iPad mini is all but confirmed. We have seen casing leaks, schematics, cases, and have gotten many “inside sources” saying the iPad mini is finally on its way. Instead of the same run of the mill stuff, or rumor mill if you will, there’s something interesting of note here. According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, with KGI Securities, the iPad mini will be made using a technology by the name of “GF2″ for the touchscreen. The report states that it is a significant improvement over the current “G/G touch structure” used by Apple in its current generation of devices.
This new touch panel will supposedly allow the Mini to be about the thickness (or thinness, depending on how you look at it) of the next generation iPhone, with the actual panel itself being less than 2.2mm thin. The thinness of the device has Apple encountering some problems though, as it seems it isn’t able to pass the “drop test” they use to test durability.
Sounds like Apple’s hands are full with this one, and hopefully they will be able to pull it off in time for the rumored late September/early October launch date. Along with being thinner, many are speculating it will have the same 5 megapixel camera and HD front facing camera, with around the same technical specifications as the iPad 2.
What do you think? Are you interested in the iPad mini? How thin is too thin? Let us know in the comments.