Given that Steve Jobs had always been adamant that Apple didn’t need a smaller iPad, the original iPad mini was something of a surprise. And now the iPad mini has been around for awhile, all eyes are waiting to see the iPad mini 2. Report indicates that the next generation of iPad enters production and sports a Retina display.
The iPad mini’s thin casing and sleek body were so well received. It’s likely Apple will stick with this design, but potentially with a thinner casing and narrower bezels around the screen. If the iPad mini 2 does have a Retina screen, Apple might have to install a bigger battery to maintain a 10-hour battery life, which could mean a thicker iPad mini 2 and heavier than it’s predecessor, something that we saw with the iPad 3, which was the first to get a Retina screen.
Ipad mini 2 is believed to be power by Apple’s A6 processor with 1GB RAM which will be more than enough to run iOS smoothly, with no lags. It’s possible that Apple will shift the internal memory to 32GB baseline with a new 128GB variant added in. The rear camera is expected to be boosted to 8 mega pixel while front facing camera might come with 1,080p recording capabilities.
iPad Mini 2 Specifications
So far, these are the specifications line-up :
- 7.9 inch Retina screen with 2,048 x 1,536 display (324 ppi pixel density)
- Apple A6 processor
- 1GB RAM
- internal memory of 32GB, 64GB or 128GB
- 8 mega pixel rear camera / 1.2 mega pixel front facing camera @ 1,080p
With Apple’s pricing history, the iPad mini 2 is most likely to be priced similar to it’s predecessor when it was first launched. And if Apple sticks to it’s yearly tradition, we would expect the iPad mini 2 to be released around October, soon after the launch of iPhone 5S & iPhone 5C.