iPad mini 2 already on the way: report

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Last updated 16:10 08/11/2012
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I SHALL CALL HIM MINIMINIME: The iPad mini was only just released to consumers last week, but is Version 2 in the works already?

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This post was originally published on Mashable.

The iPad mini hasn't been on store shelves for a week yet, but rumours about its replacement have already started to hit the web.

One of the biggest complaints about Apple's recently-released iPad mini is its lack of a true Retina display. It looks like the company may be correcting the issue in the next generation of the tablet, however. A Chinese tech website with a pretty good track record of reputability say Apple suppliers already have Retina displays in the works for the iPad mini 2.

Sources in Apple's supply chain supposedly told DoNews that AU Optronics, the company that currently supplies the display panels for the iPad mini, is already working on a new 2048 x 1536 Retina display for the iPad mini 2 - double the pixels of the current modell.

The iPad mini currently has a 7.9-inch display with a 1024 x 768 resolution.

Offering the same resolution found on the third- and fourth-generation iPad would mean all of the apps optimised for those tablets will look the same on the iPad mini as well.

Sources also claim that Apple will be using Sharp's IGZO technology in the second-generation iPad mini, which will allow the tablet's display to be thinner and more power efficient while still maintaining colour and brightness.

The iPad mini 2 is rumoured to be going into production late this year, with a launch in the Spring of 2013.

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