iPad Mini 2 rumors: A More-Than Retina Display Tipped
Article by: Carlo Raphael Diokno — So here’s the latest rumor about the Apple iPad Mini 2. According to Patently Apple, as mentioned by ZDNET’s new rant post, the next smaller Apple tablet computer will tap LG’s technology to manufacture a stunning 7.9-inch display with more than 400 pixels per inch.
For starters, Retina on the iPhone 5 offers 300+ pixels per inch only, while the Retina regular iPads with 9.7-inch display is equipped with 260+ PPI — so what’s with a 400+ pixels per inch on a 7.9-inch touchscreen display?
According to ZDNET, a 400PPI iPad Mini 2 “makes no sense” because having a pixel density of 260 to 324 PPI would be more than enough to satisfy Apple fans and their Retina craving.
Apple’s smaller-tablet-PC rivals offer tablets with fewer pixels per inch, like the Nexus 7 with 216 PPI and the Amazon Kindle Fire HD with the same resolution. Should Apple be worried that other tablet PC makers are adding new customers and releasing a full HD display-equipped iPad Mini 2 is the only way to win old customers back?
Rumor has it that the iPad Mini 2 will arrive sometime in the third to fourth quarter of 2013 to avoid backlash from fans who recently purchased the original iPad Mini.
Apart from a better touchscreen display, rumors also suggest that the next iPad Mini will offer a better camera similar to the iPhone 5 and a new processor.
The original iPad Mini is still available at Apple Stores, both brick-and-mortar and online — and also at online and physical third-party retailers. The cheapest iPad Mini is priced $329.
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