Rumor: Retina iPad Mini to Launch Next Year

In almost predictable fashion, a new rumor on Friday claims that Apple will launch an iPad mini with Retina display next year. While early adopters of the iPad mini this holiday season will almost certainly be disappointed come next year, you simply had to see this coming.

Apple always holds back on incremental features that it can include in future models of its iPhone, iPad or iPod touch devices. For the iPad mini, it appears that the Retina display could be one of the main selling points for the second-generation iPad mini model in 2013.

Although the iPad mini has been selling tremendously well since its release, the smaller 7.9-inch tablet’s display, which has the same 1024 x 768 pixels resolution as the larger 10.1-inch iPad 2, has been criticized by competitors and skeptics alike.

According to the lackluster DigiTimes, the next iPad mini is very likely to sport a high-resolution 2058 x 1536 pixels display with a pixel density of 326 PPI. Apple will presumably release its next-generation iPad mini next Fall, but a concrete launch date is far from being known at this point.

[DigiTimes via BGR]

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