Mass Production of Retina Display iPad Mini to Start in June/July?

Mass Production of Retina Display iPad Mini to Start in June/July?

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Mass production of a new Retina Display iPad mini will reportedly start in the June/July timeframe, reports NPD DisplaySearch. The device is expected to feature one of the highest tablet resolutions to date, according to a report relayed by CNET.

"We should see the start of mass production of the panels in June or July," said Richard Shim, an analyst at NPD DisplaySearch.

LG Display is expected to a major supplier of display for the device as Apple moves further away from Samsung.

"Samsung is currently not in the iPad Mini and they won't be in the next generation. LGD is becoming a much bigger supplier than before," he said.

The new iPad mini is said to have a 2048x1536 7.9-inch display. That's about 324 pixels per inch. Compare that to the iPhone 5 with features a 326 ppi display.

"We're going to start to see a bunch of tablets [coming out] with a pixel density over 300. At a certain point it will be hard to discern that improved image quality," said Shim.

This report follows an earlier one from NPD that said Apple plans to release a new iPad mini in the second half of 2013 and another iPad mini model in early 2014.

[via CNET]


Mass Production of Retina Display iPad Mini to Start in June/July?
Dudmax - May 9, 2013 at 2:39pm
I'm waiting for the new mini so you guys keep me posted
thegs68 - May 8, 2013 at 5:12am
Unfortunately for this column it seems that everybody that has answered may only be a Windows user. For us MAC users that understand the full beauty of these devices the iPad-Mini with retina display is quite a dilemma. With having an iPhone 4s with the HD display (the 1/2" not worth the contract penalty), and Macbook Pro 13.3, iPad-Mini, (Wifes). The iPad with retina display or iPad-Mini with retina display is a tough choice. In saying that it boils down to size because the screen real-state does not make a big difference for what you use it for. When I do anything intensive I use my Macbook, if caught on the subway/metro, or go out to friends, needing to support after hours I use to use my Macbook, but the iPad-Mini is great for that too, (I usually pack this in the Wife's purse when we go to friends, SHHHH) . So to have the same resolution on a more compact device is perfect, but again it's nice to see it on a larger screen. And there is the dilemma, I don't have to pull out and put my Macbook and HotSpot it with my iPhone or OK, Smartphone, to take care of a problem. Client Happy, recall business, (maybe raise or promotion). So jailbreaking aside because iPad-Mini and iPad2 don't really compare in specifications except in processors I would choose iPad-Mini display quality is far better, camera front and back is better. The only one that really seems to understand this is "Silver Miata".
Yme - May 8, 2013 at 3:32am
What Apple needs to do is selling the iPad Mini even with a retina display at $250. No1 is going to buy it at $330. I bought an iPad2 refurbished on 6.0.1 for $349 32 Gig. I jail broke it thats the first thing I do when I buy Apple products..is to jailbreak it. Why in the hell would I buy a 7" for $330.
Kain - May 7, 2013 at 11:46pm
If it can't be a full-fledged phone at the same time, I'm getting the Galaxy Note 3 whenever it comes out. I've been an iPhone user for years and I'm tired of its small screens.
Silver Miata - May 7, 2013 at 7:23pm
II have not bought the mini yet because m waiting for the mini with retina. When you compare iPad with retina and without retina there's a big difference... Especially when I have Iphone 5 and had in the past an iPad 1. I just love the mini size
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