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Recently released iPad mini tablet by Apple came with 1024×768 pixels display. Such resolution corresponds to the density of 163 pixels per imch. According to DigiTimes Apple is planning to release updated iPad mini tablet equipped with high resolution Retina display. the device will receive the second generation improved display with a higher resolution. Provided information is based on sources of suppliers of the tablets cited by DigiTimes.
Although sources do not specifically mention Retina display the most analysts expect that the updated iPad mini should come with 2058×1536 pixels Retina display providing pixels density of 326 ppi.
9.7-inch display of iPad 3 is also going to change. In particular two LED-backlight modules are going to be replaced by one. Such change will decrease the weight of iPad and therefore make the tablet more comfortable for end users.
Apple iPad mini – the smaller version of the Apple tablet may be presented today.
There were a lot of rumors about a 7-inch iPad tablet last months. The idea of iPad Mini was not very exiting at the beginning. It was not clear why Apple should reduce the size of their very popular tablets. However after successful launch of 7-inch Amazon Kindle Fire including Kindle Fire HD, Google Nexus 7 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 the idea become more popular and clear. Market needs more compact, portable, powerful and yet affordable tablet.
On September 12 Apple is going to release iPhone 5 the next generation of Apple’s smartphone. There is a chance that the company may introduce iPad mini tablet on the same event. According to rumors iPad mini comes with 7.85-inch display with the same aspect ratio and resolution as in the case of iPad 2. iPad mini should support all existing applications for the iPad tablets. So the use the same resolution like in iPad 2, i.e. 1024 by 768 pixels makes perfect sense. These way HD applications will not be affected.
Retina display with resolution of 2048 by 1536 pixels is going to be a key difference between iPad 3 and the iPad mini. Apple is going to follow the Amazon practice and we might see the approach similar to Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD in terms of quality and specifications of displays. Higher price models will get most technologically advanced displays. On other hands cheaper models will get more affordable, good quality displays.
The smaller tablet does not need the same frame as his “big brother.” According to numerous rumors, the iPad Mini design is more similar to the iPod Touch than to the iPad 3.
Most likely the price of IPad mini will not exceed $299. This will allow the iPad Mini to compete with other popular tablets such as Kindle Fire HD and Google Nexus 7. It might be a little more expensive. But in any case, the price should not exceed $399 of iPad 2 16GB.
If the iPad Mini is just a smaller version of the big iPad, but cheaper and with a small screen, then who will buy the iPad 2? Most likely iPad Mini will be targeted for a specific audience, while maintaining a certain set of features and functions – like the iPod Nano and Mini compared to the iPod Touch.
IPad Mini may come with two built-in cameras. Front camera may be used for FaceTime video calls just like in case of the iPhone.
The new smaller docking port debuts with iPhone 5 and in the future it might be used on all iOS devices. It makes perfect sense to use the smaller size port with iPad Mini because of the reduced size of the device.
Any way we will get more details soon. May be in a couple of hours. Stay with us.
Apple iPad mini manufactured by Foxconn?
According to recent rumors a new Apple 7.85 inch iPad mini tablet is going to be manufactured in the Brazilian Foxconn factory. Sales of Apple iPad mini should start this fall. iPad mini should be ready to go before Christmas Eve. The estimated cost of Apple iPad mini is somewhere between $200 to $300. Such price will put a serious pressure on the sales of competitor’s tablets. The main competitors of Apple iPad mini are Amazon Kindle Fire and recently released Google Nexus 7.
Apple iPad mini should come with smaller 7.85-inch screen versus to the current version of Apple iPad 3. The founder of Apple CEO Steve Jobs did not like the idea of producing such small tablets because the size of the display put physical limitations on the size of images and therefore negatively impact touch screen user experience. There were also concerns about applications availability and performance of such small devices. Hopefully Apple successfully worked out on mentioned issues and we will see a superior quality brand new device from Apple as always.
Apple iPad mini vs iPhone 5
According to the recent research of CouponCodes4u the presentation of both iPhone 5 and iPad mini at the same time may have serious negative consequences for sales of the next generation of Apple smartphone. There were a lot of rumors in regards of the release date of new Apple iPhone 5 and iPad mini. The most of sources believe that both devices will be presented on the special event in October.
CouponCodes4u interviewed 1873 Americans and ask them to choose what would they spend their money for iPad mini or iPhone 5. 78% of them choose iPad mini dispute the fact that the majority of them (77%) are already own Apple iPhone and instead of upgrading the Apple iPhone they decided to go with the new iPad mini. The main reason for choosing iPad mini was too little difference between iPhone 5 vs iPhone 4S.
20% of people who choose iPhone 5 were saying that iPad mini is completely useless and they would use iPhone more often even if they had both devices available at the same time.
CouponCodes4u survey clearly shows that Apple iPhone 5 and iPad mini compete each other and releasing them at the same time may have negative impact on sales of both Apple gadgets.
Apple could launch 7 inch iPad mini model of iPad tablets in October following to the presentation of new iPhone 5 in September. The major sales of Apple iPad mini expected in the last quarter of 2012. Some sales analytics predict 4th quarter sales of up to 13 million units of Apple iPad mini. Apple’s manufacturing partner Foxconn is hiring additional staff for coming mass production during next months.
There are rumors around about modified version of current iPad 3 tablet. Modified iPad 3 is expected to be released at the same time with Apple iPad mini. Redesigned iPad 3 could have better cooling system and build on other components in order to reduce the overall cost of the tablet.