Today’s rumor is good news for anyone who is holding out for an iPad mini with retina display. The second generation iPad mini may be released in June 2013, before the popular product is even a year old. According to the latest reports the updated mini tablet might come with an updated screen and a reduced price tag, though at present no pricing numbers were available.
Reports claim that the second gen iPad mini will have a screen resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, which is comparable to the iPad 4.
In addition, the iPad mini may include the following:
• Dual core A7 processor (more powerful than current generation)
• 7.9 inch screen.
• 10-hour battery life
• FaceTime HD camera
• iSight camera 1080 HD video recording.
The iPad Mini 2 may also be thinner than its predecessor if Apple uses Sharp’s IGZO (indium gallium zinc oxide) to build its screen.
If the iPad mini 2 is released with retina display, it may appeal to current full-sized iPad owners who want the high resolution on a smaller tablet. A lower price tag would position the iPad Mini 2 to compete with the Kindle Fire HD and the Nexus 7.7, Google’s rumored update to the Nexus 7.
What makes the iPad mini 2 more appealing to you — a drop in price or an improvement in screen resolution? If you currently own a full-sized iPad, would you buy a mini as a replacement for or in addition to your current device? Share your views in the comments section.