Talk of the next iPad Mini 2 release date bringing the world a mini-tab with a Retina display isn’t really what you could call rumor and speculation – more like 100% certainty and something we’d expected the first time around. However, a swathe of new reports are creeping their way out of the woodwork this week suggesting that not only will said iPad Mini 2 boast a Retina panel, but a panel with a pixel density way ahead of the full-fat iPad 4.
According to industry sources from the Apple’s Chinese supply chain, the iPad Mini 2 will feature a Retina display packing a stunning 2,048 by 1,536 pixels. This is of course the exact same pixel count as the iPad 4, which gives the iPad Mini’s 9.7-inch bigger brother a pixel density of 264PPI.
Assuming that the iPad Mini 2 will keep its size and form factor as it is, 2,048 by 1,536 pixels crammed into a 7.9-inch screen works out as 324PPI pixel density for the iPad Mini 2.
In addition to the stunning new display panel, rumor also has it that the iPad Mini 2 will arrive later this year with a revamped dual-core A5 X processor, which has been designed to put as little strain as possible on the battery in order to both boost life and minimize weight.
When the original iPad Mini release date was announced last critics, critics and consumers alike were rather miffed that not only did it not feature a Retina panel, but also that it was priced considerably higher than most of its primary Android rivals. However, the Apple badge once again worked its magic and early sales were impressive – gathering momentum ever since and apparently nibbling away at sales of the full-sized iPad along the way.
As such, any doubt as to whether or not the iPad Mini 2 will succeed can be pretty much cast aside – arriving as everything the original iPad Mini could have been, the 2013 version is destined for greatness in a very big way.