Samsung and Apple have been having a rocky relationship over the past year or so, so although the Asian company is building components for Apple, they’re still suing each other. Now Sammy pulls a little bit of revenge, by leaking some details about the next projects brewing at Cupertino. Apparently they also include an iPad Mini.
We’ve been hearing the iPad Mini theory for many months now and this time it comes from the mouth of an anonymous Samsung executive speaking to The Korea Times. The official said that Apple committed to buying $9.7 billion worth of components in 2012 and the list includes iPad Mini displays. The contract could be upgraded to $11 billion by the end of the current year, as Apple plans to launch a smaller iPad, most likely with a 7.85 inch display. Tim Cook, Apple CEO agreed with Samsung’s COO, Lee Jay-yong to rely on the Asian company’s components till the end of 2014, apparently.
The report also says that the iPad Mini won’t use a Retina display, but instead Samsung will provide a PLS based LCDs and Apple is interesting in the OLED technology apparently. Once again we ask you to take all the info with a grain of salt, since anyone can pose as Samsung official. The question is: will the iPad Mini debut this year or the next one?