The iPad Mini 2 may become fat and wider due to the Retina display
The new iPad is about to be introduced. If the rumours are true, next Tuesday 22nd October Cupertino’s company will show us both the iPad 5 and the iPad Mini 2. Most of the leaks and rumours are focusing on the iPad 5, as it seems to be the one that will change the most. The iPad Mini 2 is initially expected to be exactly the same as the current iPad Mini, although, according to the Japanese blog Macotakara , this may not finally be the case .
According to the Japanese blog, the next iPad Mini will be a little thicker and slightly wider than the current iPad Mini due to the inclusion of the Retina screen. If this information finally proves to be true, it is possible that the cases of the current iPad Mini will not be suitable for the new generation.
Will the iPad Mini 2 have a Retina display? Macotakara says yes and will also change the size of the device
The people at Macotakara say Apple will include the Retina screen in the new iPad Mini 2. This will mean, according to the Japanese blog, that the new tablet will be 7.5 mm thick, i.e. 0.3 mm thicker than the iPad Mini currently available in stores. The width seems to be affected as well, with the new iPad Mini being 0.2 mm wider than the current model.
Strange as it may seem, this is not the first time Apple has done this. Cupertino’s company did exactly the same thing with the iPad 3 (the first iPad to include the Retina screen) . The iPad 3 was increased by 0.6 mm over the iPad 2 by including the famous Retina screen. In addition to the screen technology itself, moving the required number of pixels also requires changing the battery and other technical aspects of the device, which also affects the final thickness of the tablet.
As they explain in Pocket-Lint, the Japanese blog assures that the information has been taken from some manufacturers of covers that are exhibiting in a technology fair that is being held in China. Even if the information is true, we don’t think a 0.3 mm thickness increase is noticeable to a user. Even so, we are left wondering whether the current sleeves will fit the new tablet.
What do you think? Do you think the difference in thickness and width will be noticeable? Will it affect the current covers? Tell us your impressions.