With only two months of iPad Mini release, rumours about new Mini 2 have already started. New infos have surfaced that the new version will come with an improved display. The main news on the new iPad Mini 2 tablet is that Apple will go with Retina display.
Taiwanese website DigiTimes reports that Apple's iPad Mini 2 will feature Retina display. If we take the dimensions of iPad Mini and Retina's 2058 x 1536 resolution, it means we will see a pixel density of 326ppi matching iPhone 5 density. It claims that these reports come from "Taiwan-based backlighting industry sources."
According to NPD DisplaySearch, Apple is asking display panel makers to ramp up the production to ship more than 12 million iPad Mini displays in the fourth quarter.
"In 2013, it is likely that Apple will adjust its product portfolio to meet the strong demand for the iPad Mini. We believe that Apple is targeting total iPad shipments of 100 million in 2013, half accounted for by the iPad Mini," wrote Hsieh, DisplaySearch analyst.
To reach those numbers, Apple will might have to find another display maker as the currently makers, AUO and LG Display, seems to struggle to keep up with demand.
"If the iPad Mini volume is anything near 50 million units, Apple will need to find other panel suppliers in addition to AUO and LG Display," Hsieh said.