New Apple mini to come with enhanced Retina display

While the iPad mini was generally well received (see our review here for the lowdown), the lack of a Retina display was perhaps the one drawback. That should be dealt with when the new iPad mini arrives.

Some screen it will be too, if rumours are to be believed. According to investment news service BrightWire and sources close to Apple suppliers in Taiwan, the next 7.9-inch table will host a Retina display with a pixel density of 324 pixels per inch.

To put that into context, it is higher than the display on the fourth-generation iPad. The resolution on the device is said to be 2,048 by 1,536 pixels, which is four times that of the current iPad mini and equal to that of the larger Retina iPad. Having the same resolution of the larger iPad means developers will not have to tailor their apps to yet another screen size. So it does make sense.

The only downside is that the new iPad mini will not be launching until October (according to this source), around a year after the original. Although that's probably good news if you've just bought the original and don't fancy upgrading just yet.

Another iPad could be here sooner though. We heard a rumour that a new iPad could be here as soon as March. However, that same source did indicate a new mini in March too. An upgrade of the big one is likely, but we think the October date for a new mini makes more sense.

Source: Apple Insider

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  1. Guest
    Guest7th Feb 2013

    Still, its not the sharpest display around

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