When the first Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad mini hit the market, people all over the world were mesmerized with the size and functionality. If you believe some of the many rumors that are floating around, get ready for more of the same in the next generation tablet.
BrightWire recently published a rumor, citing sources close to Taiwanese Apple suppliers, that the new iPad mini will have a Retina display with a pixel density of 324 pixels per inch.
With resolution of 2,048 by 1,536 pixels, four times better than the current model, there is no denying that people are going to truly enjoy this new tablet.
Here is a total breakdown of the information provided by BrightWire:
“Sources with Taiwan-based Apple suppliers said earlier Sunday that AU Optronics is piloting the production of the 7.9-inch iPad mini 2.”
“The model’s resolution and pixel density stand at 2048×1536 pixels and 324ppi, respectively.”
“Source: My Drivers is a Chinese website that covers IT industry news and product launches.”
At this point, it is hard to say whether or not this rumor is true. In the past, BrightWire has “hit the nail on the head” due to being closely connected with inside industry sources.
For the sake of those who are waiting to see what the next Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad mini has to offer, let’s hope this information is accurate.
It would be amazing to see an iPad mini with the same resolution of the current full-size Retina iPad.
Why is this a big deal, you may ask? Here is some information from AppleInsider:
“Packing the resolution of the larger iPad into the smaller version would allow Apple to have a high-resolution smaller device without making developers have to tailor their apps to yet another screen size. Apple did much the same with the introduction of the current iPad mini, which has the same resolution as the iPad 2.”
“Apple did add a new resolution to its lineup last fall, when the company launched the iPhone 5 with a taller 4-inch display. But because the iPhone 5 retains the same pixel width as its predecessors, legacy applications can run in a “letterbox” mode with unused space at the top and bottom of the screen.”
When the new iPad mini is finally unveiled, it will be interesting to see if this feature makes its way to market.
What do you think about this rumor regarding Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)? Does it make sense?
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