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NewsPoster Jul 31, 2013 03:13 PM
iOS 7 code may hint at Retina-less, A6-equipped iPad mini
Apple has been testing an iPad mini upgraded to an A6 processor, but lacking a Retina display, code in the <a href=" ton/" rel='nofollow'>latest iOS 7 beta</a> suggests. Three new Mini models are included in the list of supported devices: "iPad 2,8," "iPad 2,9," and "iPad 2,10," with respective codenames of J75, J76, and J77. The current Minis are the 2,5, 2,6, and 2,7, split between one Wi-Fi and two 3G/4G models.<br />
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The processor associated with the new tablets is the "s5l8950x" -- the A6 found in the iPhone 5 -- which would nevertheless be faster than the A5 found in first-gen Minis. The missing Retina support is inferred partly by the lack of hooks for "@2x" images, which are present for other devices like the iPhone 5 and fourth-generation iPad. <em>9to5Mac</em> <a href="" rel='nofollow'>adds</a> that a previously-rumored codename for a Retina Mini is the J85.<br />
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Despite the beta references, it may actually be unlikely that Apple will ship a second-gen Mini without Retina technology. Recent rumors have put one <a href="" rel='nofollow'>back in 2013</a>; more significantly, a non-Retina Mini would have to compete against the <A href="">second-gen Nexus 7</a>, which has a 1080p display with more pixels per inch than even the fourth-gen iPad.
Jeronimo2000 Jul 31, 2013 04:04 PM
Quote: "Recent rumors have put one back in 2013"... woah, back in 2013? And what year is it now? Damn, seems like I overslept again.
azrich Jul 31, 2013 05:06 PM
Most recent rumors were saying an iPad Mini refresh would happen in early 2014, so the rumors are now putting it back in 2013.

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