Apple iPad mini sequel with Retina display coming as soon as Q4 2013
While the form factor for the next Apple iPad mini is supposed to be the same as on the OG model of the tablet, Apple is considering offering a variety of color options instead of the silver and black that is currently available. Forecasts for the launch date of the Apple iPad mini 2 have concentrated on two timeframes. One is the fourth quarter of this year while another possible launch date would be early 2014.
The Apple iPad mini features a 7.9 inch display. The current model has a resolution of 1024 x 768 which works out to a pixel density of 162ppi. An A5 processor is under the hood (dual-core, 1GHz) with 512MB of RAM inside. A 5MP shooter on back takes 1080 x 1920 video @30 fps while a 1.2MP shooter is on front.
KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects to see two versions of the Apple iPad mini when the slate launches next March or April. There will be a low-priced non-Retina display model and a premium model with a Retina display.
source: WSJ via AppleInsider
1. Ballua (Posts: 16; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
There will be a low-priced non-Retina display model and a premium model with a Retina display.
If this turns out to be true then APPLE is getting more flexible than ever! Excellent move, Mr.Cook!
Kil em al!...hah
6. whysoserious (Posts: 316; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
Why choose between retina display and low price when you can have both on Gnex7-2? I say worthless move.
3. bubbadoes (Posts: 337; Member since: 03 May 2012)
They have no choice to release because of the new N7. At 329 for half the pixels. Ram and processor the new N7 at 229 is the obvious choice. And dont give me that build quality. Ecosystem. App store story line..its old.. why dont apple reduce the price of its current mini to 200.00 and let that be its low priced non retina mini . Its already the highest priced 7 inch tablet with the lowest specs in the market
4. Sauce (unregistered)
With the public release of iOS7, video recording will be at 60fps on the recent/newer devices.
5. howardbarrett (Posts: 45; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)
Release the damn retina iPad mini already!