Retina iPad mini 2 tipped for tomorrows Apple announcement

first_imgApple tipsters are unable to agree on whether or not the next iPad mini will sport the famed Retina display or not. Fortunately, we don’t have long to wait and see for ourselves — all secrets will be revealed at Apple’s “We still have lots to cover” event tomorrow at 1pm ET.There’s very little doubt that Apple will be unveiling two new iPads tomorrow. There’s an expectation that we’ll see a new iPad and iPad mini with a hardware bump and a design language that puts these two devices in line with the original iPad mini. One of the main features that Apple enthusiasts want from the 2013 iPad mini is a Retina display… while actual first gen iPad mini owners probably just want a faster processor after seeing what iOS 7 did to the performance of their current tablets. No one seems to know for sure, but now it seems the Wall Street Journal has decided to chime in with sources of their own.Considering that all of the leaks we’ve seen so far for the iPad mini show almost no increase in size, it’s hard to imagine that the new tablet will be sporting both an A7 processor, fingerprint sensor, and a Retina display for the current version’s $329 price tag. That said, WSJ sources claim the new iPad mini will in fact have a high resolution Retina display and an A7 processor. This source claims that the A7X will be put in the full-sized iPad, which will also dun new display tech. The new iPad will apparently be “using a thin film instead of the glass found in existing models” for touch capabilities.As expected, iPads won’t be the only thing at the event. We’re also on the lookout for the new OSX Mavericks, coupled with Haswell-powered MacBooks and the new Mac Pro. There are also rumors surrounding a new display, new Apple TV, and possibly even a new Mac Mini. That all adds up to a very full Apple event tomorrow, where we’ll see all of this new hardware alongside pricing and availability.Interesting, some rumors are even stating that the new iPad mini will miss out on the fingerprinter reader that made the iPhone 5S so notable. The reasoning behind this is that is the fingerprint reader is an important differentiate point between the top of the line model and the more affordable model, plus leaving it out would be useful to keeping costs down. Again, we’ll know all the details in about 25 hours.last_img