It has already been speculated that with the next generation iPad mini, Apple would improve upon the resolution. And if a recent report by Digitimes is anything to go by, then Apple will indeed focus on enhancing the resolution of the iPad mini.

As of now, details are a bit sketchy about Apple’s plans with respect to enhancing the resolution of the iPad mini and whether or not it will use Apple’s Retina Display technology. However, market observers said that this feature is highly likely as Apple uses Retina Displays on its iPhone and 9.7-inch iPad models.

If Apple does enhance the resolution of the iPad mini, the next generation device will boast a resolution of 2058 x 1536 with a pixel density of 326ppi.

The price point is higher than expected

iPad mini may feature Retina Display

The report also mentions that Apple will restructure the lighting from two LED light bars to one in order to decrease the device's overall weight.

The launch date for both models as of now is yet unknown and we have to wait and see if Apple sticks to the first quarter to launch its next generation iPads or wait till the third quarter to unveil its popular tablets.

The Apple iPad mini was recently launched in India on December 7, 2012 and is available at authorised Apple resellers for a starting price of Rs 21,900.

The 16GB iPad mini Wi-Fi only version is available for Rs 21,900, while the 32GB and 64GB versions costs Rs 27,900 and Rs 33,900, respectively. The iPad mini Wi-Fi + cellular version costs Rs 29,900 for the 16GB version, and the 32GB version is priced at Rs 35,900. The high-end 64GB iPad mini Wi-Fi + cellular version sells for Rs 41,900.

With the iPad mini starting at Rs 21,900 (16GB), it can compete directly with the Nexus 7 and the Galaxy Tab 2 (310), both of which are priced slightly below Rs 20,000. Read our comparison of these three tablets here.

The iPad mini has an aluminium and glass design 7.2 mm thick, and weighs only 0.68 pounds. This 7.9-inch tablet features a front-facing FaceTime HD camera and a 5-megapixel iSight camera at the back, which allows for recording full 1080p HD video. The iSight camera includes video image stabilisation and both cameras feature backside illumination, which Apple claims will allow users to capture great pictures in low light. The iPad mini also allows easy sharing of photos with friends and family using iCloud’s Shared Photo Streams.

Read our review of the iPad mini here.

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