Apple is expected to refresh its iPad mini in the second half of the year. The new iPad mini will continue to use a 7.9-inch display with a 1024×768 resolution, but it will use the iOS 7 operating system and an A6 processor, in a slimmer design than the current generation. Another iPad mini is also planned for production but not until early 2014. That device is expected to feature a QXGA (2048×1536) resolution display and the iOS 7 operating system.
On the larger tablet PC front, Apple is expected to release a new iPad in the third quarter featuring a 9.7-inch 2048×1536 panel, an A7 processor and iOS 7. Apple’s mix of tablet PC shipments is projected to be 60% iPad mini and 40% iPad in 2013.
This report conflicts with recent ones from other sources. The Electronic Times says Samsung has been tapped to produce a Retina display for the iPad mini which will be released in Q3. Another report from Mobileaks claims we will see a Retina display iPad mini with an edge-to-edge screen.
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