KGI Securities' Ming-Chi Kuo, who yesterday reported the next-gen iPhone and iPad Mini are...

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KGI Securities' Ming-Chi Kuo, who yesterday reported the next-gen iPhone and iPad Mini are dealing with component yield issues, today writes the Mini's issues are due to Apple's (AAPL) use of a new touchscreen technology called GF2, which will allow the Mini to be thinner than the regular iPad (at least until the latter gets a refresh), and lighter than rival tablets. Kuo believes Mini shipments will begin in 1H October, and that the device will go on sale in late October. (earlier) (AllThingsD report)