According to marketing research firm IHS iSuppli (through CNET), production levels for displays destined for this year’s upcoming iPad mini are readied to be on par with those of last year’s model. The company likewise thinks that this year’s iPad mini’ll showcase a high-resolution Retina display, something that’s actually been highly reported for the upcoming gadget.

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‘Based [exactly what] we’re seeing in the [production] pipeline … The volumes are similar to the iPad Mini that we saw in Q4 of last year,’ stated Vinita Jakhanwal, supervisor of mobile & emerging screens at IHS iSuppli, describing show production. […]

LG Screen is anticipated to be the primary provider initially for the Mini Retina, though Sharp is likewise expected to participate in manufacturing, Jakhanwal stated. Various other reports have also mentioned Samsung as a provider as various manufacturers struggle to reach high-volume manufacturing of the pixel-dense yet thin screen.

Jakhanwal also notes that AU Optronics is presently providing a small share of iPad mini displays however that it would need to ‘scale up’ prior to it might start providing Retina display panels. Reports have shown that Apple is most likely to dispose of AU Optronics as an iPad mini screen provider as it moves to Retina panels.

Earlier this week, a report from Bloomberg claimed that Apple will undoubtedly release a thinner full-sized iPad and a Retina-equipped iPad mini within the last 3 months of 2013. This would imply that the approaching September 10 media event for the iPhone would be totally different from that of an iPad statement. The new full-sized iPad is expected to have a narrower bezel like the existing iPad mini, while the new iPad mini isn’t expected to have any substantial design changes.