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Apple might release 'retina' iPad mini this fall after all

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Apple might release 'retina' iPad mini this fall after all
The second-generation Apple iPad mini might come with a high resolution ‘Retina’ display after all. Taiwanese publication DigiTimes with sources close to suppliers has now made a 180 turn saying that LG Display could be ready with the high-res panels this fall.

LG Display will reportedly ship 2 to 3 million 7.9-inch displays for the iPad mini. Apple is expected to launch the new iPad mini in October.

Moreover, LG’s display unit is ramping up production of 9.7-inch panels for the fifth-generation iPad. Total capacity should reach 2.5 to 3 million units and 1 to 2 million of those would be for the new iPad and the rest for older models.

The upcoming iPad 5 is expected to be lighter and thinner with only one light tube in its backlight. Chances are it will adopt a new design with a thinner bezel making it more compact and easy to hold.

source: DigiTimes

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posted on 19 Jul 2013, 01:52 1

1. nazyr1803 (Posts: 93; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)

Well, i was about to but ipad mini but hearing that the 2nd ipad mini is going to be release, maybe i should wait..

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 02:06

2. hung2900 (Posts: 965; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)

IMO, there will be two versions, one upgraded from current iPad Mini (which continues costing $329 for the cheapest version) and one Retina version (which should price at $450-470)

We all know that the Retina screen requires a strong internal hardware also, so with the price $329, the profit margin is even much less than current iPad Mini while customers will run toward the Mini. Even with the weak iPad Mini, this trend has happened and cut down a lot of profit of Apple, so no way they will have that kind of the same mistake

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 03:48 1

3. tahnik (Posts: 189; Member since: 17 Jul 2011)

I really hope Android will do better in their tablet side. I'm stuck with the iPad though i'm lovin it :)

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 10:13

4. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 905; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

The Nexus 10 and transformer prime are phenomenal tablets. I love mine but hoping Google gets their act together and releases a gaming hub like apple has. That's the only thing i find lacking.

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