Apple Working on 8-inch iPad, Report Says

Cupertino reportedly tapped AU Optronics and LG Display for the screens

By on February 14th, 2012 10:48 GMT

High-ups at some of Apple's suppliers have reportedly confirmed to the Wall Street Journal that the Cupertino giant is considering an 8-inch version of the iPad and that it has already shown screen designs for the new device.

The officials declined to be named, but did say that Apple was qualifying suppliers for the 8-inch tablet.

Citing one person in particular, the WSJ revealed today that the device will have a similar resolution screen as the current generation of iPads. Finally, Cupertino is said to be working with AU Optronics Co. and LG Display Co. to make the screens.

Perhaps this is the iPad 2S we've been hearing about.

To be noted that Apple has, so far, squashed all rumors regarding iPads with screens smaller than 10-inches. Both iPad versions Apple has shipped so far use a 9.7-inch display that the company feels is just right for a tablet experience.

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