The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple will provide market iPad mini with Retina screen during the fourth quarter this year.
Sources close to the Apple company told to the WSJ reporter that Apple is planing to market a new iPad mini model, which should be equipped with a Retina display. This is an information that goes against other claims, including those that on latest Apple even, we didn’t see any trace of iPad mini with this type of screen.
The sources explained to WSJ that the tablet will still have a 7.9 inch screen, but with a higher resolution and a pixel density per inch. Apple have contacted the Samsung to be in charge of screen product for this iPad mini with Retina, even they already working with Sharp and LG Display. Currently, it is LG and AU Optronics who are responsible for providing Apple screen for the first generation of iPad mini.
Some analysts believed that Apple will not offer iPad mini Retina before 2014, but the growing competition for tablets with a Full HD, and the latest 7-inch Google Nexus 7, have pushed the Apple to reconsider its plans. Apple and its supplies didn’t gave any official announcements or comments on this rumor, so we still have to take consider it only as a rumor and nothing else.