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Apple's much-anticipated second generation iPad Mini is almost confirmed to sport the Retina display, a feature which was sourly missed in the 2012 model.  

A supplier of Apple device components reportedly showcased the upcoming 2013 iPad mini cases at the China Sourcing Fairs 2013 event in Hong Kong. The upcoming iPad Mini 2 is said to come in a 7.5 mm thick body with 136.7 mm in width in order to accommodate a bigger battery to support the Retina display. Its predecessor measured 7.2 mm in thickness and 134.7 mm in width, reported Macotakara (a Japanese based Apple dedicated website).

The iPad Mini 2 dimension up-gradation is similar to the one we saw between its bigger cousins, iPad 2 and iPad 3. The third generation iPad was the first among the Apple tablets to come with the Retina display.

According to reports, iPad Mini (second generation) will reportedly feature 2048x1536p resolution display with pixel density of 324 ppi and is said to run on the new released iOS v7.0 out-of-the-box. Other expected specifications include 'Touch ID' finger print sensor, A7 chipset based on 64-bit architecture, 8.0-megapixel main camera and a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera which was seen in the recently released iPhone 5S.

AllThingsD, a subsidary of Wall Street Journal, has claimed that Apple's 2013 marquee tablets - iPad (fifth generation) and iPad mini (second generation), would be launched on 22 October.