LG to supply Apple with 7.35in iPad mini and 4in iPhone 5 screens

LG to supply Apple with 7.35in iPad mini and 4in iPhone 5 screensApple is looking to shake up the screen size and form factor of both the iPhone and iPad if the latest reports are to be believed.

According to an industry insider quoted by the Korea Times, the much-rumoured notion of a smaller-screened iPad could soon be far more than just a rumour, while the iPhone 5's screen size hit the 4in mark.

That all depends on the outcome of discussions between Apple and LG over the next few days, the source says, with one of the topics of conversation set to be Apple's plans to introduce a 7.35in iPad mini.

The Korean electronics giant is likely to take on a far bigger role in supplying Apple with displays and other components for its next-gen iDevices in the wake of Apple's increasingly sour relationship with Samsung.

“Next year's iPhone [will] feature a 4-inch display by LG Display, half an inch larger than the 3.5-inch display and Retina Display resolution will remain unchanged because LCD is currently being regarded as the right solution to offer value with better cost-cuts,” the unnamed source told the paper.

Needless to say, neither LG nor Apple have chosen to comment on the rumour.

Via IDG

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corgi74  Nov. 15, 2011 at 20:29

7" iPad? I wish.
Time to get rid of the Nook maybe

blizzard7  Nov. 15, 2011 at 21:00

I'll believe it when I see it. There's been rumours about 3.7 inch+ iPhones since the rumours about the iPhone 3GS.

Stelph  Nov. 16, 2011 at 12:39

Would like to see a 7" ipad as well, with the required drop in price in comparison to the "standard" iad of course, still not massively convinced it will happen tho

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