According to a report today from Digitimes, the next round of iPads will feature some exciting differences. The main focus of the new iPad mini will be an enhanced display, which a lot of people feel has been missing from the iPad mini released earlier this year.

The sources have yet to specify whether the device will use Apple’s Retina Display technology to enhanced resolution, but market observers said it is highly likely based on the development of past Apple products such as the iPhone and 9.7-inch iPad series.

Although Digitimes’ sources have not confirmed a retina display, it would be very unlike Apple to update the display and not add retina capabilities. The only problem with putting such a powerful display on the iPad mini is that it could cause significant battery life issues. The display is already the biggest power drain on the iPad, and putting it on a smaller device with less room for battery may lead to problems. If anybody can work it out, though, it is Apple.

Additionally, the report suggested that we will see some minor updates to the lighting in the iPad, replacing the current two LED bars with just one, in order to decrease the device’s weight, and hopefully increase the battery life.

Digitimes has been hit and miss with their predictions, but none of these claims seem too outlandish, and could very well be some of the features we see in Apple’s next set of iPads.



  • greg

    those predictions are exceptionally vague even I could do better than that.

  • Captain Obvious

    BREAKING NEWS- Next iPhone to use a touchscreen!!!!!

  • Papasin

    Please no retina display! I have the mini and the display is just fine! I get I new book every week and reading on the mini is great! These people with retina hard on’s go get a crappy kindle or nexus! I had the ipad 3 last year and returned it for the ipad 2. Both ipad 2 and ipad mini battery is unreal..I get 7 days of use out of both. The ipad 3 was heavy and got to hot. Apple has not perfected retina display. Even on iPhone 5 and iPod touch 5. I returned my iPod touch 5 because of the battery was draining so fast! These rumors are false and not true! Ipad mini is selling just fine w/o retina display. But a new ipad I can see.