Going from rumor to rumor about Apple´s plans for this year in regards to its newest devices, the most highly anticipated product would be a new version of the iPad Mini. The device that was launched this year as a iPad Light and missing some essential features is expected to get a substantial upgrade.

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Though we don´t know for a fact, this year Apple will further expand its line-up with new tablets and also a smartphone that is said to be named iPhone 5S. As for last year, before the iPad Mini was first unveiled there were all the rumors about it so it didn´t come as a surprise that Apple should launch it. What did come as a surprise is the relatively high pricing and the lack of certain essential features, like the Retina display.

Given that with all the features missing the iPad Mini was still somewhat a success, most would want to see it revamped for this year. According to the rumors it appears that there will be indeed an iPad Mini 2 but, though it will include all the missing features it  will also cost more, unlike Apple´s tradition of dealing with prices. The device will support a a high-resolution Retina Display (2048 x 1536 pixels) that does not come cheap nor can you find it on every road, bumping the devices price to up near 30%.

  • Josh Angel

    Ehrmagerd! We “worn’t” experkting irt! 😉

  • DeianStancu

    Apple never bumped the price of iPad’s in it’s entire history. When iPad 3 (Retina) was launched, the price was the same as iPad 2 (1024×768) at the time.
    Every time a new generation was launched, the price stayed the same. Same will happen with Mini. Americans are very price sensitive and Apple does not want to lose market share to a possible 199$ FHD display Nexus (generation 2), if it gets out.