Chinese tech site My Drivers reports, based on sources within Apple’s supply chain, that the iPad mini 2 will boast an “amazing” Retina display and several internal components from the third-generation iPad, including the A5X chip with beefed up graphics.
According to a rough Google translation of the Chinese-language report, “Subsequently there are foreign media gives the news that a contact with a prototype of the Apple iPad mini 2 internal staff said the iPad mini size and shape of the iPad mini, but the improvement of the display ‘amazing’.”
Yes, it does sound a bit like reading an illiterate teenage Shakespeare but you catch their drift. It’s all in the key-words.
Plus, this alleged Apple-connect also told the site that “in order to support this piece of retina screen, iPad mini using A5X dual-core processor (GPU quad-core).”
Everything here certainly lines up brilliantly with Apple’s traditional upgrade methodology – i.e. using components that are already abundant, proven as reliable, and cheaper to produce now that they’re not top-of-the-line anymore.
So the iPad mini with Retina display will be a concentrated iPad 3. Seems legit.