iPad Mini 2 To Come With Retina Display, iPad 5 Will Be Lighter


17.12.2012

iPad Mini 2 To Come With Retina Display, iPad 5 Will Be Lighter

According to DigiTimes the biggest difference between the upcoming iPad Mini 2 and its forerunner, iPad Mini, it will be an increase in display resolution. As well, sources close to the Cupertino-based company are claiming that the iPad 5th generation will be a lot lighter than the current model, as the Apple engineers are working hard to improve its design.

The current iPad Mini has a 7.9-inch display with a resolution of 1,024 x 768 pixels (pixel density of 163 ppi), while other Apple devices are now running much higher resolutions.

Rumor has it that the iPad Mini 2 tablet will come equipped with a new generation of displays manufactured using Retina technology, that will bring higher resolutions. It seems that the pixel density of the iPad Mini 2′s display will be of 326 ppi, courtesy of the resolution increase to 2,048 x 1,536 pixels.

Besides the display with an amazing resolution, it was reported that iPad Mini 2 will also receive a more powerful processor and a better graphics processing unit. Our guess is that the iPad Mini 2 will pack either iPad 3′s dual-core A5X SoC, or iPad 4′s A6 chipset.

Sources are indicating that the Apple engineers have now focused their attention on reducing the weight and thickness of the next-generation 9.7-inch iPad.

An option to reach their goal is to use the latest LED backlid panel on the iPad 5th gen. Another option is to use a IGZO display, characterized for its lightweight construction. The new Apple tablet will reportedly be announced in the spring, so the company’s engineers don’t have too much time until the official presentation.

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