Leaked photos allegedly show Retina display Apple iPad mini 2 with color options

Leaked photos allegedly show Retina display Apple iPad mini 2 with color options
Leaked photos from a Chinese forum could be giving away secrets about the sequel to the Apple iPad mini. The 7.9 inch tablet was released by Apple with a resolution of 1024 x 768. This works out to a pixel density of 162ppi, which is a number Apple wants to raise substantially with the sequel. Rumors have circulated that the Cupertino based tech giant has decided not just to increase the resolution of the screen, but to make it a Retina display

The leaked images of what is said to be the Apple iPad mini 2 shows a thicker casing than the one used on the original iPad mini. In the same way that leaked pictures of the thicker casing for the third-generation iPad 3 foreshadowed the Retina display on the that tablet, the thicker casing for the next Apple iPad mini would seem to reveal that as expected, the one major complaint buyers have had with the byte-sized (groan) version of the iPad will be addressed by Cupertino. We could see the next Apple iPad mini offering a screen with a pixel density of 324ppi. Analysts already have figured upgrading the screen to a Retina Display would require a 30% price hike on a tablet that is already priced near the top for its category.

The leaked photos also show that the Apple on back of the device has been replaced with a blue colored one. The color itself looks similar to what is available with the 5th-generation Apple iPod touch which means we could see several color options for the next Apple iPad mini.

source: Weiphone (translated) via RedmondPie


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34 Comments

1. lolioslol

Posts: 182; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

$529 USD!!!!!!

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

$349 if anything, but I get your sarcasm.

5. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Why would Apple want to sale a $349 mini with the same resolution as it's big brother at $499? Haven't you looked at the stock prices lately? I see it between $400 to $500 dollars just because their hurting the 9.7" model at the $329 starting price.

26. loyals

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 10, 2012

willl buy it only if its less than 350$ or else its better buying a ipad 3 refurbished one for 399$

34. lolioslol

Posts: 182; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

Sad thing is I was serious :( If the rumors are true and having "retina" display increases apples costs by 30%, expect the cost of an entry level mini to be at least $450

24. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

It's $570 in my country for the base wifi and 16gb version,

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I would def. buy an iPad Mini if it had a Retina display at the same price with a A6X chip. This would be the first thing I would buy from Apple since 2006 (iPod Classic 30GB).

7. Aeires unregistered

Only if iOS7 was a total rebuild, and then it'd still be a maybe.

16. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

agree if ios7 is a huge improvement then i can see myself getting the new mini

4. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

*yawn*

6. tedkord

Posts: 17478; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Where were the color choices?

8. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Different colors to choose from!?!?!?!?!?!?! zOMG this is a total game-changer!!!!!!!!!!!!

20. hepresearch unregistered

Apple takes a page out of Nokia's play book? Creepy...

32. Gdrye

Posts: 111; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

u got to be kidding me...nokia playbook there were color options on ipods for a while now, not saying apple invented the color devices, but they sure to pretty much have a history with it as anyone else

33. hepresearch unregistered

fair enough...

22. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

anddd the glorification of apple

31. gustavoace

Posts: 187; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Revolutio... wait for it..... NARY!!

9. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

As long as people are willing to overspend Apple will continue to make up crazy prices. The iPad mini should be no more than $249 imho.

21. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

even $299 would be acceptable being that it's so well made but it would also have to be more than a recycled iPad 2 which it isn't.

10. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Why is color options such big news? they just spray paint it u can do that at home too

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31623; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Really dude...really.

15. BackHandLegend

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 15, 2012

He's right... lol really dude?

13. BadAssAbe

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

Spray paint, bluff, clear coat, then wax. Way more complex LOL ;)

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31623; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Should b another great device. Solid and fluid.

17. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

agree hardware and fluidity wise it will be awesome, just hope ios 7 is a huge improvement and not imo a small update like ios 6...for me i want to be able to set my own default apps and just drag and drop files instead of having to sync everything...for me those 2 are the most important

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31623; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm with u on that. After the ribbing apples taken this past year, it should b a big update. I think it will b

14. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I have a feeling Apple would never have a blue logo like that. It just doesn't look right.

18. nikenturd unregistered

This will be a good compliment to my Note 2....hope its well within the $329 range

23. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

i personally loved the form factor of the mini but it's an ipad and therefor useless to me

25. jsdechavez

Posts: 814; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

No thanks.. Never.

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