WSJ: The iPad Mini Will Go Retina On Tuesday

Nexus 7 and iPad mini

Will Apple unveil the Retina iPad mini on Tuesday or won’t they? There’s been a lot of back and forth on this vital point in the past few weeks, but now, the big boys are weighing in, with The Wall Street Journal affirming that Cupertino will indeed unveil a 2048 x 1536 version of it’s 7.9-inch tablet tomorrow.

Citing sources within Apple’s supply chain, The Wall Street Journal simply says that Apple will indeed unveil a Retina iPad mini tomorrow. Given the number of reports suggesting that Apple has had yield issues manufacturing Retina iPad mini displays, it seems that the Wall Street Journal believes Apple can overcome them for launch.

As for the iPad 5, nothing new here, with the Wall Street Journal saying that the 9.7-inch tablet will be thinner and lighter than its predecessors, with a thinner, more Mini-like Redesign and GF2 thin-film screen technology.

The Wall Street Journal has been known to get a few things wrong, but generally, if they are reporting something, it’s because Apple has secretly fed them the “leak” or a rock-solid source within Apple has confirmed the news. So expect a Retina Mini tomorrow. Thank god!

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  • Adrayven

    Meh, Retina mini doesn’t do anything for me. I’ve the current mini and it’s great with what it has.. It’s amazing how many people complain about it but really cannot tell the difference..

    One guy was telling me he could tell when he zoomed into photos.. umm.. I had to break it too him that the pixilation was from it being a low rez photo taken on a 5mp camera and zooming in has nothing to do with the screen.. bahaha!

    It’s amazing how catch phrases seem more important than user experience to most tech bloggers.. most people have simply no clue.. other than what the packaging says.. over 60% of people have eye corrected vision .. and even with glasses really could not tell..

    Maybe screens brighter or better colors.. but pixels? nope. not in every day usage. Only if they push the screen to there face.. which is exactly where the screen won’t be during average use!

  • OhBlahDeeBlahDah

    RE: “Thank god!”

    REPLY: No, thank Steve!

  • woudje

    @Adrayven

    Let’s be fair here. The mini has the exact same pixel-density that the iPhone 3GS had. When the 4 came out, it was a big thing and everybody but your grandma could see the difference. I’d bet on the Retina Mini to have the same pixel densities as iPhones have now.

  • GarionDK

    Meh, Retina mini doesn’t do anything for me. I’ve the current mini and it’s great with what it has.. It’s amazing how many people complain about it but really cannot tell the difference..

    Try putting an iPad 2 next to an iPad 3 and compare the screens. Are you telling me you can’t see the difference? Well, that’s the difference there’s gonna be between your iPad Mini and the new iPad Mini 2. Just accept it, dude.

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