Tech titan Apple Inc is reportedly prepping the next version of iPad mini with a Retina display, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
There have been several reports about Apple leaving out the Retina display about the next-generation iPad mini, but if the latest report is to be believed, the next iPad mini will probably have a screen of high resolution from its rival Samsung. WSJ, citing people familiar with the matter, suggested that Apple's suppliers are ramping up production of the next-generation iPad mini with Retina display and the company is also looking at the possibility of offering multi-coloured rear panels for the tablet. The size of the tablet is expected to remain the same as that of its current 7.9-inch model.
Apple is reportedly coordinating with Samsung for the supply of iPad mini screens to ensure adequate delivery of the components. Moreover, the iPad maker is also said to be collaborating with Sharp Corp of Japan and LG Display Co in this regard. WSJ is a credible source when it comes to the developments of the Cupertino firm.
However, another report emerged on Thursday suggesting that Apple is testing iPad mini without the Retina display. The 9to5Mac website claimed that the upcoming version of iPad mini would come with a faster A6 processor without the Retina display. The report which also provided reference to iOS 7 SDK suggested that Apple will have two different cellular models and a Wi-Fi only model, just like the current model.