The first iPad Mini was a success; the critics loved it and so did the customers. Widely regarded as the little brother of the iPad 4, it came with a lower computing power than the latter, and without a retina display, but at a much better price. At the time of its launch, it was an affordable choice for those who wanted a tablet but weren’t willing to pay the high price of the iPad 4.
iPad Mini 2 is probably going to be released this fall. Apple has just showcased its new operating system, iOS 7, and said it will be available in the fall, and the company is known to release new operating systems with new products.
There are many rumors circulating on the web about the specifications of the new iPad Mini, but they should all be taken with a pinch of salt.
The new iPad Mini could have a 7.9-inch screen with a resolution of up to 2,048×1,536, double than the 1,024×768 of the first iPad Mini. The big question is whether the new mini will get a retina display or not. It’s better not to expect it, else we might be disappointed.
In terms of design, the new mini will probably be a tweaked version of the original. The thickness and weight might go down a little, but not by much. The size of the iPad Mini is dictated by its battery, and because Apple won’t likely sacrifice battery power for design, expect the back to stay the same. The front could change though, and the screen might be thinner.
The new iPad mini will naturally be more powerful than its predecessor. While the first iPad used an Apple A5 processor, the iPad Mini 2 will likely use a Apple A6 one, probably the same used in the iPad 4. If we’re lucky, we might even get the much anticipated A7, the new line of Apple processors. Storage options will stay the same, but a 128GB option might be added.
As to the price, the iPad Mini 2 will likely be in the same price range as one of its main competitors, Google Nexus 7, that is, around $299 for the 16GB Wi-Fi Model.