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  • 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.

    Source: DigiTimes
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Next-Generation iPad mini Rumored to have Retina Display started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 30 Comments
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      Quote Originally Posted by klouud View Post
      Is anyone really surprised? You NEVER buy a 1st gen Apple product. You just don't. Apple is an anomalous company where it is able to drive sales based off of community driven hype, brand recognition, and brand status symbol. Its actually remarkable when you sit back and think about it. But anywho, the point is that Apple knows this and they always sandbag on 1st gen stuff. I thought the iPad 1 and iPad 2 were not worth my money. The iPhone 2g was a crying shame as well. The original Apple TV was not worth it and big surprise, the 1st gen Apple HDTV is going to be a big sandbag as well.

      I don't buy anything but Apple stuff - its a long story. But at least I have a realistic grasp on their business model and track record.
      What are you comparing these products to? You can't compare an iphone 2g to modern products, the iphone edge was great for its time, a reliable touch screen and simple interface? What more did we need when we only had edge?

      And its not apples business model its every business. You think companies release the best equipment they have before they make any money off the crap they already sell?

      1st gen stuff can be great, the ipad 1 is still a great product, it does its function. You dont need a camera or retina display to use an ipad. The original apple tv was pretty much a beta it wasn't supposed to be a product they prided themselves in.
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by ProfessorJack View Post
      Sorry bro this is old hat I sad this when the mini was launched

      It will not only have retina it will have 1GB of RAM also

      mini one pad has 512 RAM

      I had a mini and sold it I then bought the pad 4
      It's a mile and a half faster the last pad I had was the pad one

      Mini or pad 4 It's the pad 4 buy a long way the mini is a good mobile device and if you have the 4S or phone 5 then hot spot it with WiFi I don't recommend buying the data plan unit
      It's not needed now a days I'm on WiFi 99% of the time and its to expensive



      Yes there at it all the time

      There will be a new iMac in 6 months time if you read the repot on the intel chips

      Apple = greed bad apple



      It will not only have retina it will have 1GB of RAM also a faster chip like the A6 X that will be a fast mini two they might play around with a few other parts as well
      This hurt to read.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Who cares about the iPad Mini's display??? I want to know about the display on the iPad Mini Mega Micro Max!
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      Who cares about the iPad Mini's display??? I want to know about the display on the iPad Mini Mega Micro Max!
      Your post was bad, and you should feel bad
    1. buttamix's Avatar
      buttamix -
      Obviously. the could of did it on this one.
    1. TRoN01's Avatar
      TRoN01 -
      It's funny how many people will say bullsh*****t, but stand in line like sheep. Apple knows this and will continue to release new products(inferior crap) followed by a "new and improved" a few months later. Sucks for us, great for them.
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Quote Originally Posted by TRoN01 View Post
      It's funny how many people will say bullsh*****t, but stand in line like sheep. Apple knows this and will continue to release new products(inferior crap) followed by a "new and improved" a few months later. Sucks for us, great for them.
      I don't think it sucks for us. Everyone knows the routine. Or at least alot of us do. It just gives people options. Not everyone cares about a retina display.
    1. klouud's Avatar
      klouud -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mrteacup View Post
      What are you comparing these products to? You can't compare an iphone 2g to modern products, the iphone edge was great for its time, a reliable touch screen and simple interface? What more did we need when we only had edge?

      And its not apples business model its every business. You think companies release the best equipment they have before they make any money off the crap they already sell?

      1st gen stuff can be great, the ipad 1 is still a great product, it does its function. You dont need a camera or retina display to use an ipad. The original apple tv was pretty much a beta it wasn't supposed to be a product they prided themselves in.

      you just reiterated my point. 1st gen Apple stuff is not to be messed with unless you have money to burn and are one of those early adopter people. We all know that Apple trickles features out at a snail's pace - so wait for gen 2 to dive in. And yes you can compare the iPhone 2G to the iPad mini - they are both 1st gen tech. i.e., don't buy it! Wait for the iPad Mini 2.

      Plus we all know that Apple is moving in the retina direction. In a couple of years, all of its products (with a screen) are going to be retina.
    1. thekid05's Avatar
      thekid05 -
      this was a no brainer, release the sub par product to the masses, then release a better product that could have the initial release to increase capital and give these sheep a reason to buy new or upgrade what they already have. i love apple but they really know how to rip people off proper lol
    1. zrevai's Avatar
      zrevai -
      GC: I would assume you meant (Giant "Rooster Slang") as in I'm a Giant Cock so please ignore this comment.
      GC: 😜😝😛