Launched back on 2nd November, the iPad Mini has been showing ground to other 7 inch Android tablets like the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD. The iPad Mini has received mostly positive reviews, but despite that, a lot of people have been complaining about the lack of retina display and a faster processor along with the hefty $329 price tag. And it looks like Apple is going to address at least some of those complaints in the next generation of iPad Mini, probably the iPad Mini 2.
The display of the current-gen iPad Mini is not that bad either with 1024 by 768 resolution but it really looks quite bad compared to other Retina-fied Apple devices. According to a recent report from DigiTimes, the iPad Mini 2 will finally have a Retina display with a resolution of 2058 by 1536 with a 326 ppi which easily enters the Retina territory.
Here is what they say,
The sources have yet to specify whether the device will use Apple's Retina Display technology to enhanced resolution, but market observers said it is highly likely based on the development of past Apple products such as the iPhone and 9.7-inch iPad series.It was pre-predicted by analysts that Apple would include a Retina display into the iPad Mini 2 to convince all those who have been complaining about the lower-res display of the iPad Mini into buying the next-gen iPad Mini. That higher resolution display will also finish the concerns about the higher price tag.
Meanwhile, the sources also said that Apple will restructure the lighting of the next-generation 9.7-inch iPad from two LED light bars to one in order to decrease the device's overall weight.