Another iPad mini is also planned for production but not until early 2014, according to Shim. That device is expected to feature a QXGA (2048?1536) resolution display and the iOS 7 operating system.
On the larger tablet PC front, Apple is also expected to release a new iPad in the third quarter featuring a 9.7-inch 2048?1536 panel, an A7 processor and iOS 7.
DisplaySearch projects that Apple?s mix of tablet PC shipments will be 60% iPad mini and 40% iPad in 2013.
Tablet PCs with screen sizes smaller than 9 inches are currently forecasted to account for 66% of tablet PC shipments for the year. The two leading screen sizes in the small size (
Supply chain indications point to production of Android-based tablet PCs with 8-inch, 1280 x 800 displays in Q3'13. Brands including Acer, ASUS, Dell and Lenovo are expected to release 8-inch tablet PCs, according to our supply chain research.