Will iPad mini lack Retina displays?
It is rumored that Apple is testing a new iPad Mini with an A6 processor but without a Retina display. It is proved by a hidden file that lists all supported iOS 7 devices.
According to this information, Apple will be launching three new iPad mini models: iPad “2,8,” iPad “2,9,” and iPad “2,10.” The devices ill be called J75, J76, and J77 respectively. One of the three models will support only WiFi connection, while two others will be cellular-compatible. (just like the current iPad minis). The internal nomenclature for these iPads follows the current iPad minis, which are iPad “2,5,” iPad “2,6,” and iPad “2,7.”
The new iPad minis will boast a s5l8950x processor. It has the same A6 chip as current iPhone 5. It is a shame that the coming iPads minis will lack "@2x" hooks to higher resolution images. Thus it may be assumed that they will not have a Retina display.
According to 9to5Mac, "perhaps corroborating this is that the rumored Retina display iPad mini codename is 'J85,' while the iPad mini model we have learned about is 'J75'."
It was DigiTimes that claimed not long ago that Apple will release a slightly updated iPad mini this year. Though not Retina-display iPad mini are to be expected until 2014. However, it was reported that LG was ready to produce Retina displays for the iPad mini. So, it is highly unlikely that Apple dares to launch a new generation of iPad mini with no display quality to match its rivals. A new Nexus 7 tablet was just launched by Google. The device features a 1920 x 1200 HD display (323 ppi).
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