Rumor: Apple Working on iPad Mini with Retina Display

Apple's iPad mini hasn't been on the market that long. However, the rumor mill is already kicking into gear and churning out reports regarding the next iteration of the 7-inch tablet. According to a recent Digitimes report, Apple is already hard at work on the new iPad mini. The publication cites Taiwan-based backlighting industry sources that say Apple's focus with the iPad mini is improving the display. 

These sources didn't specifically say that the iPad mini would have a Retina display, however, Digitimes quotes market observers that say a  Retina display iPad mini is likely based on Apple's product development history. Apple's first Retina display product was the iPhone 4, which boasted 326ppi. Then came the iPhone 4S, the fourth gen iPod touch, the iPhone 5 and fifth gen iPod touch, and Apple's third and fourth generation iPad. The company now also has a Retina display MacBook Pro.

A Retina display iPad mini wouldn't come as a surprise to anyone, and Apple has been known to omit certain 'no-brainer' features only to include them in the following year's model. Apple's Retina display products do not all share the same ppi. While the original Retina display product boats 326ppi, the other products have lower pixel-per-inch figures. The iPad packs 264ppi, while the 15-inch MacBook Pro boasts 220ppi and the 13-inch has 227ppi. Digitimes reports that f the 7.9-inch iPad mini were to get the Retina display treatment, it would have a 2058-by-1536 resolution with a 326ppi.

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  • wemakeourfutureIt was pretty widely known that the second iPad mini is going to be retina.What Apple really needs to do is basically have a new product that is like the Air (8GB of Ram, minimum 128GB space) when you remove the screen it turns into an iPad, when you dock it, is uses OS X and is like a regular laptop.


    In other words.... the ASUS TF7700 Infinity or the Microsoft Surface Tablet....
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  • wemakeourfutureIt was pretty widely known that the second iPad mini is going to be retina.What Apple really needs to do is basically have a new product that is like the Air (8GB of Ram, minimum 128GB space) when you remove the screen it turns into an iPad, when you dock it, is uses OS X and is like a regular laptop.


    Let me rephrase that for you:

    It was pretty widely known that the second iPad mini will have to keep up with the competition (being left behind by almost any 7" tablet).

    What Apple really needs to do is basically have a product that rips off Asus and Microsoft (and maybe others by the time it comes out) and then sue everyone for copying.
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  • It was pretty widely known that the second iPad mini is going to be retina.

    What Apple really needs to do is basically have a new product that is like the Air (8GB of Ram, minimum 128GB space) when you remove the screen it turns into an iPad, when you dock it, is uses OS X and is like a regular laptop.
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  • wemakeourfutureIt was pretty widely known that the second iPad mini is going to be retina.What Apple really needs to do is basically have a new product that is like the Air (8GB of Ram, minimum 128GB space) when you remove the screen it turns into an iPad, when you dock it, is uses OS X and is like a regular laptop.


    In other words.... the ASUS TF7700 Infinity or the Microsoft Surface Tablet....
    11
  • wemakeourfutureIt was pretty widely known that the second iPad mini is going to be retina.What Apple really needs to do is basically have a new product that is like the Air (8GB of Ram, minimum 128GB space) when you remove the screen it turns into an iPad, when you dock it, is uses OS X and is like a regular laptop.


    Let me rephrase that for you:

    It was pretty widely known that the second iPad mini will have to keep up with the competition (being left behind by almost any 7" tablet).

    What Apple really needs to do is basically have a product that rips off Asus and Microsoft (and maybe others by the time it comes out) and then sue everyone for copying.
    11