The company's smaller tablet will reportedly come with a 7.85-inch screen, a Lightning connector, and thinner design than its predecessor.
The company has apparently tapped AU Optronics and LG Display to produce the 7.85-inch screens for the widely expected downsized iPad.
DigiTimes is predicting that to meet demand for holiday season, the still unconfirmed 7.85-inch tablet will ramp up next month.
Production of the 7.85-inch display that could find its way to a smaller iPad is expected to begin in August, according to NPD DisplaySearch.
Pacific Crest analyst Andy Hargreaves believes Apple will introduce a 7.85-inch iPad in the fall with 8 GB of flash memory for $299, and sell 10 million of the Minis by the end of 2012.
Forget the iPad 3, a 7.85-inch model due later this year, says report.
Another rumor surfaces of a smaller iPad, pegged at 7.85 inches. Blame the booming success of Amazon's Kindle Fire.
Apple has received screen samples measuring 7.85-inches, according to reports. Could we be seeing an iPad mini?
Motorola Labs has won a $7.85 million government grant to develop organic electronic materials and processing technologies for custom chips. The National Institute of Standards and Technology's Advanced Technology Program awarded the money. Motorola will team with Dow Chemical and Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center on the project. If successfully developed and commercialized, the new technology is expected to greatly reduce the cost of manufacturing products such as active matrix LCDs (liquid crystal displays) and smart cards. The project is expected to last four years.