Apple Still Debating Retina Display for New iPad Mini?

Posted July 8, 2013 at 2:30pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 8740 views

Suppliers are nearly finished preparing for the production of a new 9.7-inch iPad but are still waiting Apple to decide whether the new iPad mini will feature a Retina Display, reports DigiTimes.

The 9.7-inch iPad is said to have a slimmer bezel design and utilize just one LED tube instead of two. The device is also said to feature longer battery life. Apple hasn't provided a firm mass production schedule yet but pilot production was able to satisfy demand for initial launch so Apple will likely provide its estimates at the end of July or early August. The company is expected to announce the new tablet in September.

Regarding the iPad mini, DigiTimes says Apple is still considering whether or not to go with a Retina Display.

As for the new 7.9-inch iPad mini, the sources pointed out that Apple is still considering whether to adopt a Retina Display for the device, and if the company decides to do so, the product's release may be delayed to the end of the fourth quarter. Meanwhile, Apple has also been asking its upstream supply partners to further shrink the next-generation iPad mini's bezel, aiming to push a bezel-less design similar to that of Samsung and HTC's large-size smartphones.

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retinavsnonretina - July 9, 2013 at 1:56am
Retina will be hard to keep good battery life...or increase thickness. I love mini without retina because of the lightness Retina Ipad 3 is nice to look at but heavy to carry around...
samsuck shit pee v - July 9, 2013 at 11:42am
this is why apple makes it thinner and lighter and it bugs some people out.
GeorgeTS - July 8, 2013 at 10:52pm
Asleep at the IPad might be a more fitting title for this article.
CHRIS - July 8, 2013 at 5:34pm
all iDevices (from the point the 1st retina display was released ) should come with retina display.
the real J - July 8, 2013 at 10:24pm
I agree. We're supposed to be moving forward. Not backward.
samsuck shit pee v - July 9, 2013 at 11:40am
bavkwards, since when?
John Doe - July 8, 2013 at 4:04pm
9.7" and you called that mini? Ipad mini is 7.9". Is there some typo here?
Doe John - July 8, 2013 at 8:25pm
first half the article is about the full size iPad. Second half is regards the mini iPad. Title is focused on the mini iPad to draw you in.
Anthony Thompson - July 8, 2013 at 2:43pm
Please can I have a free one please
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