After the release of the iPad Mini in November, last year, now is time for the new generation. iPad Mini 2’s 7.9-inch screen will be better, having a Retina Full HD display of 2,048 x 1,536 pixels and 324 pixels per inch.
iPad Mini 2 might incorporate the powerful A5X processor used on iPad 4, too, and better RAM.
Regarding the iPad Mini 2 release date, unfortunately we will not see a March 2013 launch. Rumors place the iPad Mini 2 release date to sometime between the third and fourth quarter of this year, but a 2013 release if for sure.
According to February reports, the iPad Mini 2 is already being manufactured. Its price is not confirm, but due to the display major changes a 30% cost increase is possible.
There are no rumors regarding any design improvements. Apple made available a 128GB version for the iPad 4, which we can see in the case of iPad Mini 2, too. The company’s alleged $2.3 billion investment in IGZO displays produced by Sharp rises rumors weather this technology will be found on iPad Mini 2. The IGZO display will make Apple’s devices even more competitive because this technology helps them to charge faster and to have a longer battery life. The Retina display will need the IGZO to make it using less power.
You can see below images with leaked parts of the iPad Mini 2 posted by Weiphone.
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