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