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The Wall Street Journal has released a report that sheds new light on an upcoming product from Apple, the next iPad mini. According to the WSJ’s sources in the Apple supply chain, the next iteration of the iPad mini will feature a retina display, produced by Sharp, LG, and Samsung.

Apple is working with suppliers in Asia on its next iPad Mini with a high-resolution “retina” display, unlike the current iPad Mini, which comes with a lower-resolution screen, the people said… For the next iPad Mini, component makers have been told that Apple plans to use screens from Samsung’s Samsung Display Co. unit, as well as Sharp Corp. of Japan and LG Display Co.

The physical size of the device is expected to stay the same, so the only screen update is a higher expected resolution. This contrasts with yesterday’s rumor, when an iOS 7 file hinted that the next iPad mini would be without a retina display, maintaining the same resolution. However, as has been noted several times, Apple is always internally testing many devices, and so it is entirely possible that the info for one of these made its way to the iOS 7 beta.

Having a retina display on the iPad mini poses problems for Apple, mainly in the form of battery life, so it will be interesting to see what other improvements the iPad mini will feature when it is announced. Stay tuned for any more info regarding this upcoming device.



  • aniallation

    Still won’t beat the new Nexus 7′s display. 323ppi vs 264ppi “retina display”

    • Lino

      Are you serious? The iPad retina has a ppi from 264 (9,7 inch). If the iPad mini will have the same resolution as the normal iPad (2048×1536) it will has a higher on ppi caused of the smaller display size (7,9 inch) and the same resolution. So it would have a better “better” display than the nexus 7 with its 1080p display

      • Jaker86

        apple wouldn’t use the same resolution though. just look at the iphone 4s and the ipad

        • Kylo

          You are kidding right? The iPad Mini was made to have the same screen size as the iPad, but just in a smaller form without the large padding on the sides. Why wouldn’t they use the same resolution if the iPad and iPad Mini screens are the same size?

    • Yoni Ng

      Wrong. 264ppi is for the 9,7″ iPad Retina Display.
      Whereas the iPad mini is 7,9″ screen with only 1024*768 of resolution with a mere 162ppi. If it were to have Retina Display they would be simply on par with the Nexus 7 display. Doubling it’s resolution to a 2048*1536 Retina Display with a 324.05~ppi.

  • Johnny

    Just jailbroke my iPad mini on iOS 6.1.4 Untetherd!!! woot woot!

    Go to www . evasi0njb . net for the new update.

    • Abed

      Hi, are you sure? Isn’t it fake? Because I cant get the link to the download page..?
      Please help?

      • Roman

        Congratulations, you know have a malware

        • Abed

          Congratulations, you NOW cant speak english.