iPad Mini Rumored to Use Thin-Film Touch Technology

The new iPad mini is rumored to have G/F2 thin-film touch technology, which will make the device thinner than the most recent iPad. This technology will also reduce costs for Apple, allowing the company to sell the device at a lower price.

As compared to the older G/F/F or glass/film/film layout found in previous iPad models, this new technology subtracts one layer. The G/F2 structure designates the electrode on the top and bottom of the ITO film, which is later laminated onto glass.

This technology also gives the iPad mini a higher level of transparency as well as a good level of sensitivity, despite earlier skeptics saying that the latter is difficult.

Apple’s chosen supplier for the materials is Nitto, while Nissha Printing and TPK are tasked to manufacture the touch displays.

The G/F2 thin-film touch technology joins the list of much-awaited features for the iPad mini, including a 7.85 inch Retina Display with a resolution of 2048 × 1536. It is also expected to come with 8GB of storage, and possibly, the new Apple new iOS 6 as well as Siri, Apple’s famous virtual assistant.

With Apple’s great influence on the tablet market, these specifications will undoubtedly set the bar higher for future 7-inch products.

via digitimes

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Written by: Björn A.