iPad mini 2 Retina display release circles


There has been a lot of speculation recently with many rumour contradictions about the second generation iPad mini with a lot of focus centring on the screen resolution of the device, but it seems we are going around in circles about the possibility of an iPad mini 2 with a Retina display.

Only yesterday there was some dispute over claims that the iPad mini 2 will release without a Retina display, but now a new report is suggesting that there will be such a device and will be released by the end of this year.

The report is claiming that component producers were told to expect the screen for the device to come from LG and Sharp, but Samsung has allegedly been added as another supplier of the Retina display so Apple can get enough screens supplied.

It is claimed that the design of the new model is largely the same as the current model but will have a number of colour options open to consumers for the rear cover. The device is expected to be released during the fourth quarter of 2013, where previously rumours have indicated the device would be made available early next year with a another version being made available this year.

The current model has a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 with a pixel density of 162ppi, but the bar has been raised now with the lunch of the new Nexus 7 and its Full HD display and Amazon are expected to refresh the Kindle Fire HD range with much higher specifications.

Do you feel that Apple needs to launch the iPad mini 2 with a Retina display to compete?

Source: The Wall Street Journal.


2 thoughts on “iPad mini 2 Retina display release circles”

  1. Amy says:

    If retina is the only “new” thing that will be launched for the new iPad mini 2, then its not worth it. if there’s going to be new specifications and new improvements compared to the ipad 4 then I’ll get the ipad mini 2.

    1. [anonymous] says:

      You are a sensical person. We can even look back to the release of the second and third iPads. The iPad 2 was thinner, lighter, had a camera, had a gyroscope, and even a processor. iPad users (normal, non-techy people) noticed these features and the iPad 2 was a huge hit. The “new” iPad came around with the two things all the tech-masters demanded: a retina screen and LTE with good battery life. Apple did just that. I will admit, I found those specs amazing, but normal people do not. My point, what makes the device is what the regular person thinks about the device, and regular people don’t count pixels. This is why devices like the iPhone 5 practically outsell all of these great-spec Android phones (in America at least where the market is fair).