Next iPad Mini May Sport A6 Processor, No Retina Display
Those that have been holding off for the next generation iPad Mini hoping for a retina display may
have to continue holding off. The next generation iPad Mini is likely not to come with one.
On the other hand, the device will reportedly still see improved performance thanks to a faster A6 chip, as 9to5Mac
reports. The A6 chip will give the device more speed and efficiency over the earlier A5 chip that can be found inside of the iPad Mini at this time.
The new information comes from a developer that found references in iOS 7, which include a list of supported devices. The reason behind the thought that an A6 chip-sporting non-retina iPad Mini will see the light is because of an unknown device that is listed under the supported devices.
The refresh, if any, will likely happen when Apple introduces the next-generation iPhone this Fall, which is expected to carry a processor faster than the A6 chip; possibly an A7 chip.
Many are hoping that the retina display will come sooner in the iPad Mini because itís simply easier to take around than the larger iPad. To have a retina display would improve the quality of anything that appeared on the display, including images, text, and more.
Are you going to wait for a retina display in the iPad Mini, or would a performance boost be good enough for you?