Retina iPad mini ‘likely’ coming this year: WSJ


The high-resolution screen of Google’s new Nexus 7 made quite a splash when it was introduced earlier this month, but it looks like it will be stacking up against a Retina version of the iPad mini later this year. The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple’s suppliers are gearing up for a new mini with a high-resolution display to be released in the fourth quarter of this year. Apple is said to be sourcing the displays from three different companies: LG, Sharp, and Apple’s mobile rival Samsung. According to the Journal‘s sources, Cupertino had originally intended to rely just on LG and Sharp, but has decided to use screens from Samsung to ensure it can meet demand.

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