Next-Generation iPad mini Rumored to have Retina Display
According to Taiwanese publication DigiTimes
, Apple is rumored to be focusing on upgrading the resolution of its recently released iPad mini to Retina display specifications with the changes said to arriving in the next-generation of the small form-factor tablet. The publication is citing sources from the backlighting industry, which seems to be saying that Apple’s next-gen iPad mini will boast a higher resolution display. As of right now, it isn’t clear if the 7.9-inch tablet will feature a screen on-par with current Retina offerings, but “market observers” said a HiDPI display is likely the next step for the mini.
If the rumors do end up being true, the next-generation tablet will be moving to a higher resolution of 2,048 by 1,536 pixels. Such a move would yield a higher pixel density than the full-size iPad’s 264 ppi due to the discrepancy in screen size. Sources are also saying that Apple will be modifying the 9.7-inch iPad’s existing LED backlighting system, going from dual light bars to one in an effort to not only cut weight but also slim down the tablet.
Although the rumors seem quite logical, you do have to take them with a grain of salt as they are coming from DigiTimes
, which is known to have a spotty record when it comes to forecasting upcoming Apple products.