What now? The second-generation smaller iPad on stage with all the speculation pointing the newly launched iPad mini an 7.9-inch tablet screen which is already in high demand and stocks are struggling to meet it. But Apple’s hardware partners are already purportedly preparing for its predecessor, with a Retina display high on the agenda. The iPad mini has well-received slate but lacks an über-sharp display that has consistently been one of the main reason.
What do you thing about a retina display would boost the iPad mini’s partly 1024 x768 resolution to the current iPad’s res – 2048×1536? The current competitors of the tablet market of the iPad Mini – the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD – both feature a 1280×800 resolution. This high-resolution boost Apple to flaunt how its products are superior.
However sources close to the supplier AU Optronics, who currently provides the 1,024 x 768 panels for the new iPad mini, say that production is already gearing up to create an iPad Mini retina display with a resolution of 2,048 x 1,536.
When compared the iPad mini to the original larger iPad 3 tablet, the smaller iPad’s 7-inch screen size has helped enhance the clarity of the display, that helped the iPad mini to support all the applications designed for the iPad in the Apple App Store.
Currently, the iPad mini is simply a smaller iPad 2, and while the Retina-displaying iPad 4 is now powered up to the rafters with an A6X processor, many have felt the mini doesn’t pack enough of a punch for its price tag. A Chinese supplier currently manufacturing the 1024 x 768 panel on the current iPad mini, is geared to begin supplying a 2048 x 1536 resolution 7.9-inch display by the second part of 2013.
According to the DoNews reports, the iPad Mini Retina Display is heading to production with the latest pixel density of 497ppi, and which doesn’t come as that much of a surprise. The new iPad mini 2 with Retina display is expected to start shipping in the fourth quarter of 2013.
What do you think about the iPad mini is expected to arrive during Q4 of next year – Retina display and all?