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.