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Feb 04, 2013 11:25 AM IST | Source: Tech2.com

Next-gen iPad to have same touchscreen structure as iPad mini

Exciting news up for all those eagerly waiting for any updates on Apple's next-gen 9.7-inch iPad - it may come with the same touchscreen structure as

Here's an exciting news for all those eagerly waiting for any updates on Apple's next-gen 9.7-inch iPad – it may come with the same touchscreen structure as iPad mini. Digitimes reports that the G/F2 (DITO) thin-film type touchscreen structure on iPad mini will help the next-gen tablet achieve a thinner and lighter appeal. For those not in the know. the current iPad models use a G/G touchscreen structure. Interestingly, sources informed Digitimes that this move by the Cupertino giant is to improve competition in the tablet segment. Further, according to sources, the next-gen iPad's supply chain "will be similar to the iPad mini's, with Japan-based Nitto expected to supply thin-film materials and Nissha Printing touch screen modules."

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