A report released states that if the Cupertino based manufacturer is going to increase the resolution on the display of the next gen Apple iPad mini, the added price would transform into more than $12 for every unit. That would fetch the price of parts required to manufacture the tablet to more than $200 per unit based on previous works from iSuppli. A retina display will need higher dots per inch (DPI) & the brightness of the back light modules needs to be high. More LEDs will be required & all of these enhancements would result in a 30 percent increase in the production price to make a Retina display edition of the Apple iPad mini. The low resolution on the current version has been the slate biggest weakness. The resolution on the tablet is 1024 x 768 pixels which results in a somewhat weak pixel density of 162 pixels per inches.
Apple share of the tablet marketplace had decreased sharply to 44 percent by Q4 2012 from 70 per cent at the start of the year. Low priced Android slates have been flooding the marketplace, like the $199 16 GB Google Nexus 7. It offers a 7 inch screen with a 216 ppi pixel density though there are rumors that an FHD display will be incorporated to the slate with no modification in price.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is also set to arrive in the market. It will come with an S pen & could offer several attributes present on the Galaxy Note 2. It includes multi windows and Smart Stay.