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iPad Mini to get Retina display?

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If the non-Retina screen on the new iPad Mini troubles you, there are rumours that an iPad Mini with Retina display could be on the way.

Our sister site Stuff.tv reports that display maker AU Optronics is expecting to manufacture 2048x1536 resolution 7.9in screens for the iPad Mini. That's an impressive 324ppi, even more than the iPad 4's 264ppi screen.

Given the emphasis Apple has placed on Retina screens on its other products, and the fact that the current iPad Mini uses the same resolution screen as the older iPad 2, that's perhaps no great surprise.

The bad news? If it does happen, the iPad Mini Retina isn't expected on sale until late 2013. Cue another big Apple launch.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.