Rumors Says iPad mini Getting Retina Display in June

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New iPad mini, now with everything new! That's what the latest rumors claim.The latest iPad mini rumor to surface says the first update for Apple's smaller form factor tablet is coming in June, and will bring with it a much higher resolution display. The rumor also claimed the new iPad mini beefs up its processor and cameras, and may even get a little thinner, too.
 
According to International Business Times, the new iPad mini will sport a 2048 x 1536 resolution display, which is much higher than the 1026 x 768 display it currently uses. That Retina Display update will also come with a fster dual core A7 processor, a 1080p video camera, FaceTime HD camera, and a 10-hour battery life.
 
As if that isn't enough to keep Apple's engineers busy, the new iPad mini will apparently be thinner, too, thanks to a switch to Sharp IGZO, or indium gallium zinc oxide, display technology.
 
IBT thinks the second generation iPad mini is coming in June to follow the May release of the Google Nexus 7.7 Android OS-based tablet. The June launch will also apparently give us lower price points to bring Apple's tablet more in line with other 7-ish inch devices.
 
Apple hasn't said what its plans are for the next generation iPad and iPad mini, but it's safe to say teams are working on both. With the growing number of rumors pointing to a spring release, it is looking more likely, although the Cupertino-based company is sticking with its usual no comment stance on unannounced products.

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16 Comments Leave Your Own

geoduck

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RonMacGuy

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Lee Dronick

Well I want one too, but do I need one? smile

ibuck

If true, then won’t Apple just reduce the price of the current iPad Mini by about $50, and price this model higher?

Bosco (Brad Hutchings)

Careful there, Jeff. RonMacGuy will be tracking your predictions and holding you accountable. Has to look busy during the day so HR doesn’t get on his butt for stalking.

geoduck

Well I want one too, but do I need one? smile

That’s the best part. I’m currently using a three year old iPod Touch. The home button is getting flaky, I’m running into more and more Apps that aren’t happy with the A4 processor, and the larger screen would be far better for gaming, the improved cameras would be exceedingly useful. I can justify the upgrade. Even my WIFE will go along with it (as long as I don’t dwell on the gaming machine part).

RonMacGuy

I’ve been asked by TMO to be nicer to you, Bosco.  Seems they think you are extra sensitive and need to be coddled.  So, I will simply smile and wish you a nice day with your business and your dogs.

As for my HR, I get rave reviews in my personal business plans each year, so they have no issue with me posting on TMO during the day.  They get plenty of ‘casual overtime’ from me as it is.

Take care, friend Bosco.

RonMacGuy

Lee, AAPL has recovered by nearly $30 in the past 4 days.  As a shareholder of AAPL, it is your obligation to buy one if you want one, even if you don’t need one!!  Unspoken rule.  grin

I don’t understand the recovery, frankly, since Wall Street hates Apple for being too successful and for making too much cash.  But hey, it is helping the value of my stock options, so…

Lee Dronick

“Lee, AAPL has recovered by nearly $30 in the past 4 days.  As a shareholder of AAPL, it is your obligation to buy one if you want one, even if you don’t need one!!  Unspoken rule.”

Well okay, rules are rules.

“I don’t understand the recovery, frankly, since Wall Street hates Apple for being too successful and for making too much cash.”

AAPL is up on news of the Galaxy S4 smile

RonMacGuy

AAPL is up on news of the Galaxy S4

grin  With its award winning NFC that doesn’t actually allow much more NFCing than there was 2 years ago, its one year old fragmented android version, and innovative incremental hardware improvements and interface-over-android software layer.  Oh, and sexist selling strategy.  How could AAPL be up on that news?!?!?

I do love the fact that Samsung has even copied Apple on its “4S” mid-year refresh concept!!  I’m really surprised they didn’t call it the Samsung Galaxy S3S!!  LMAO.

 

geoduck

Now now Ron, let’s be fair about this. Some people like their Samsung’s. Some people think Samsung makes the best devices in the world. Some people think Samsung is the king of innovation and quality. Some people also claim to enjoy lutefisk and driving their Trabant.
rolleyes

Yawn

Yawn…..  Apple still trying to catch up with Samsung….  wake me up when they come out with something better.

RonMacGuy

Some people also claim to enjoy lutefisk and driving their Trabant.

Wow, geoduck, I actually had to look each of those up!!  The first picture of a Trabant that came up was powder blue - wow, what a cool vehicle!!  LOL.

OMG, I had the most awesome idea - Get Justin Long, John Hodgan, and Rain to do a new set of Apple commercials.

(Long) “Hello, I’m an iPhone.”  (Hodgan) “I’m a Windows Phone.”  (Rain) “And I’m a Samsung android phone.”

The possibilities are endless!!

 

iJack

Trabant.  Eyew! 
Now a Citroen Deux Chevaux, that’s a whole ‘nother matter.
I could mount an iPad mini RD on the dash, right next to the shifter.

Lee Dronick

I don’t have any first hand experience with them, but I understand that those Citrons were very good automobiles. Looks not withstanding.

iJack

2CV STATS:
- Exterior: an acquired taste.
- Interior: Shifter on the dashboard; quickly removable seats for picnics; fully openable ‘canvas’ roof from front to back.
- Drive train: 600cc, 29 HP BMW motorcycle engine. 4-speed gearbox.
- Performance: 0-60 sometime later today. Top speed 70 MPH.
- Fuel consumption: 45 – 55 MPG.
- Suspension: Rather like driving a sofa – soft and comfy.
- Safety: Not much. Rolls like a sailboat, but refuses to turn over. Takes a licking, but keeps on ticking.

In many ways, the 2CV was more revolutionary than the VW Beetle; greater utility and more comfortable.  It’s also loads of fun to drive.

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