The Economic Daily reports that a couple of Taiwanese companies have sealed deals with Apple, concerning a potential iPad 2. Said device will debut before Christmas time and it’ll pack a 7 inch display. This screen will rely on the IPS technology of the original iPad and its touchscreen panel will be supplied by Cando Corporation.

We’ve heard about a 7 inch iPad version previously, courtesy of an iLounge report earlier this month, that was accompanied by a mockup. Digitimes also had a scoop on the matter last week, so it’s very likely that the current 9.7 inch iPad may have a successor in the works, one that uses a smaller display.

[via macrumors]

  • jayes

    (even) better battery life?

  • I think the new smaller screen size might be even more handy in use than that of the first version of the iPad. Though on the other hand it wouldn't be so comfortable to watch movies on it. But anyway it's great there will be some choice between the two sizes of the device.