Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will not be putting a high-resolution Retina Display in a new version of the iPad Mini, according to sources with Reuters. This means that the new iPad Mini would have a lower specification than tablets put out by rivals like Google and Amazon.com.
This could potentially affect the sales of the iPad Mini during the year-end holiday season. It is unknown what features will be added to the new iPad Mini when it is expected to release next month. It will likely have a higher-resolution screen, better camera, and will likely weigh less.
Retina Display is a resolution that is detailed to the point that the human eye cannot detect pixelation. Full-sized iPads and iPad Mini competitors like the Google Nexus 7 and 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX has Retina Display features. One of the reasons why there was a delay is because Apple’s certification of panel producers.
Apple has strict power-saving requirements. Apple is also asking suppliers to reduce costs. There are reports that Apple wants to release an iPad Mini with storage that is less than 8GB at a lower price so that it will do well in emerging markets.