The iPad Mini 2 retina display model could be released in the near future.
DigiTimes said yesterday that Apple is planning to increase the screen resolution of the already popular iPad Mini for its official successor.
The company's main focus with the next iPad Mini is to makes its resolution on par with the high-end 4th generation iPad.
DigiTimes sources did not confirm if Apple would be using a retina display on the next-generation iPad Mini, but industry analysts are pretty sure that this is the route the company will take.
The addition of a retina display to the iPad Mini will require Apple to use a larger battery and a more robust processor. This is exactly what Apple had to do when it upgraded the display on the third-generation iPad. This has technology sites such as AnandTech predicting that Apple will have to find a different way to enhance the resolution on the iPad Mini.
DigiTimes also reported that the next-generation 9.7-inch iPad will be lighter due to new LED light bar technology that Apple will incorporated replacing the current technology featured in the third and fourth generation models.
Apple manufacturers are already reporting that the company is planning to launch a second-generation iPad Mini with Retina display.
The Chinese company AU Optronics has stated that it will begin producing these Retina iPad Mini models in the second half of 2013.
These new iPad Mini models will feature a display with 2048 x 1536 resolution, measuring in at 7.9-inches.
This news contradicts some of the analyst's predictions who are saying Apple might take another route.
The retina display debuted on the iPad on the third-generation model, allowing Apple to have one of the finest tablet screens in the market.