The iPad Mini might have a high pixel density display after all, purported chassis photos leak
The Chinese tech blog that keeps on giving revelations about the new iPhone and the eventual smaller iPad these days, has obtained pics from an iGadget case maker, which purportedly depict the chassis parts for this rumored iPad Mini.
While the blueish logo looks quite off, and we can't vouch for the credibility of the images, in addition the component supply sources have now said that the iPad Mini might sport a Retina Display after all, as in no less than 326ppi.
At the rumored 7.85" size, 326ppi means double the vertical and horizontal resolution of the iPad 2, whereas yesterday the Wall Street Journal reported that the smaller iPad will feature the same 1024x768 resolution as Apple's second generation tablet. We are much more inclined to believe the WSJ, which also says LG and AUO are alternative screen suppliers.
The arguments are that 326ppi pixel density on an 7.85" tablet would be an overkill, and weigh down on the price too much. Still, we don't know what Sharp's IGZO screen technology can produce - Sharp already made a 6.1" prototype with the breathtaking 498ppi, so it is certainly capable of doing a 7.85" one with 326ppi, but at what cost is another question.
source: MyDrivers (translated)