Retina iPad mini Panel In Development For Q4 2013 Release

The Chinese language site DoNews’s Fei Xue says that AU Optronics (AUO) is developing a (Retina) panel for use in the next generation of iPad mini, with resolution up to 2048 x 1536 pixels, consistent with the latest Apple iPad, but on a 7.9-inch screen, which calculated to a 497ppi dot pitch, far exceeding the new Retina iPad’s 264 pixels per inch.

Xue says AUO anticipates volume shipments of the iPad mini Retina to begin in the second half of 2013, with a new Retina iPad mini to ship in the fourth quarter of next year.)

For the full report (Chinese) visit here:

SlashGear’s Chris Davies has posted a commentary and analysis of the prospects for a Retina iPad mini here:

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