There were two main complaints about the iPad mini when it was announced last October. It was priced too high and missing Apple’s most beloved feature, Retina display.
Since the smaller tablet has been on the market for a few months, it has seen record sales. It doesn’t appear that too many people are holding out for a fancier model. Too bad for those early adopters. According to Chinese blog MyDrivers, Apple will be launching a Retina display iPad mini later this year.
According to unnamed sources in the Taiwan industry chain, AU Optronics will begin small-scale producing of a 7.9-inch screen that has a resolution of 2048 x 1536, or 324ppi, which is four times more than the current generation iPad mini. The fourth-generation iPad features that exact pixel density.
The source also revealed that, in order to support the higher display capacity, the second-generation iPad mini will also run an A5X dual-core processor.
If you decided to hold out until the second-generation iPad mini launched, in hopes of getting the Retina display screen that is missing from the premier tablet, you may have not waited in vain.