iPad Mini to be manufactured in Brazil and keeps 4:3 screen ratio

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Recent rumors are suggesting that the iPad Mini will be manufactured in Brazil, a twist on Apple's history of having their products manufactured in China.

Recent rumors are suggesting that the iPad Mini will be manufactured in Brazil, a twist on Apple's history of having their products manufactured in China.

Hon Hai plays a big role in manufacturing quite a few iPhones, among other Apple devices, for worldwide consumption, so the news that the iPad might come via Brazil’s plants may surprise some.  Apple has long employed Asian OEMs to produce their Apple products, but Hon Hai is reported to have outsourced much of their workload to the Brazilians.

Thus, although the iPad Mini may be manufactured in Brazil, it will still be under the directions of Hon Hai and Apple.

Sources that suggested the iPad Mini will be manufactured in Brazil also added confirmation to the torrents of rumors surrounding the 7.85’’ display of the iPad Mini.  The iPad Mini is rumored to have the same height as the Google Nexus 7, but the width may be wider—perhaps to accommodate the extra .85’’. 

Other Apple tablets have retained the 4:3 aspect ratio, and it appears the iPad Mini will continue that tradition.  This is in direct opposition to other major tablet vendors such as Amazon, Google, and Asus who are currently endorsing and implementing the 16:9 ratio.

The rumored launch date for the iPad Mini is sometime in October, the same time frame for the launch of many other hand held devices, specifically tablets.  This fall will be an exciting part of the year for many tech enthusiasts. 

Source: macotakara.com via redmondpie.com

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