Is the iPad Mini Getting an Upgrade?

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The iPad mini is only a little more than a month old, but chatter about a newer version of Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) smaller tablet is already getting loud. Last month, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster had said a Retina display on the iPad mini would be the next move from Apple. And on Friday, a new rumor suggested that the company was already working on upgrading the resolution of the tablet.

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Taiwanese publication DigiTimes, sometimes known for its inaccurate predictions, cited sources from the backlighting industry to suggest that a Retina screen at 2,048 by 1,536 pixels was on its way on the next generation of the 7.9-inch tablet. That would actually end up yielding a higher pixel density than the full-size iPad’s 264 ppi because of the screen size difference.

The report added that Apple was also modifying the full-size iPad’s LED backlighting system to go from dual light bars to one in an attempt to reduce the width and weight of the tablet.

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