“The iPad mini was unveiled by Apple in October and hit the shelves on 2 November. It’s expected that a second version of the new tiny tablet will be released in 2013, with some estimating a March/April release, and others predicting an October release to start an annual upgrade schedule,” Ashleigh Allsopp reports for Macworld UK.
“Within days of the iPad mini’s launch date, sources from the supply chain in China said that iPad mini display maker AUO is working on a 2,048 by 1,536 pixel resolution display for a future [7.9-inch] iPad mini, bringing the pixel density up to Retina standard, and above that of the iPad 4 [2048 x 1536, 9.7-inch diagonal],” Allsopp reports. “It’s possible that Apple will introduce a more expensive Retina iPad mini while keeping the cheaper, non-Retina mini on sale alongside it for those that prefer to save money rather than invest in a better display.”
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