2014 iPad, iPad mini to bump display resolution

Jamie Feltham
October 14, 2013

We’re hoping that next week will see the reveal of the new iPad and iPad mini. But the sooner they’re revealed, the sooner they’re old, so what about next year? It seems a bump in resolution is on the cards for the 2014 iPad and iPad mini.

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has said as much, going against earlier reports of a reveal of a 12 inch model. He said:  “Contrary to speculation that next year’s iPad next year may come in a 12” form, or larger, we think it will not change from the current 9.7 inch format as we think a 12 inch iPad would not provide a good mobility experience given today’s technology  limitations.

“In light [of] advancing Oxide and a-Si technologies, the PPI of iPad 6, which we expect to come out at end-2014, will exceed that of 2013’s iPad 5 by 30-40%, which will offer more competent visuals.”

The current iPad already offers crystal clear Retina display, but apparently there’s room for improvement. Kuo goes on to predict the same thing for the iPad mini 3, although it’s thought that this device will have a Retine display added this year, and then improved upon next.

If true then the 2014 iPad and iPad mini won’t be as huge leaps forward as originally predicted, but we’re a year out from any of this actually becoming a reality yet.

Source: Mac Rumours

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