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