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Second Generation iPad mini to Feature a 324ppi Retina Display

The second generation iPad mini might sport a Retina Display as the previous rumors suggested. The most recent report coming from BrightWire, an investment news service, suggests the smaller Apple tablet will surpass any future owner's dream. It sports a display with a density of 324 pixels per inch.

iPad4-iMicroscopeThat's right. This pixel density is even higher than the fourth generation iPad's gorgeous Retina Display and this news comes from the investment service's sources close to Apple's Taiwanese suppliers. They claim AU Optronics is piloting the production of the iPad mini 2.

According to these sources, the second generation iPad mini display will posses 2,048 x 1,536 pixels, which is four times that of the current iPad 2 and iPad mini and equal to that of the third and fourth generation iPad with Retina Display.

If we consider Apple is making efforts to maintain and stabilize its ecosystem, the Retina iPad mini sporting the 324ppi display makes perfect sense. They released the iPad mini with a 7.9-inch screen, but to keep the iOS ecosystem intact it has a 1,024 x 768 pixel display, like the iPad 2. With this move, developers can optimize their apps to the iPad 2 and iPad mini.

Apple, however, introduced the iPhone 5, which added a new resolution to its lineup in September last year. With its unique 4-inch display, they have preserved the same width as its predecessors, so apps can run in a "letterbox," with unused space at the top and the bottom of the screen.

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