An important component of what’s supposedly the iPad mini 2 has appeared in some images coming out of Asia. If these are real, then this device is going to be thicker than the current version.
What most people probably notice first is that the Apple logo is blue, not black as it normally would be on a silver iPad. What this means, if anything, is uncertain.
A side view shows that this tablet apparently will be a bit thicker than the first iPad mini. Some have been quick to point out that Apple’s first tablet with a Retina display, the iPad 3, was slightly thicker and heavier than its predecessor to give room for a larger battery.
There have been rumors and speculation that the iPad mini 2 will have a much higher screen resolution than its predecessor, a device who’s low pixel density drew criticism. Apple’s more recent full-size tablets have a display with such a high pixel density that individual pixels can’t be discerned. These were dubbed Retina screens, and the iPad mini to is reportedly going to have one.
The 7.9-inch device is expected to have the same resolution as the 9.7-inch version: 2048 x 1536 pixels. The current smaller tablet has a 1024 x 768 resolution.
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