We all expect the second-generation iPad Mini to come equipped with Retina Display, but how could that affect other aspects of the device? According to accessory manufacturers present at a major Hong Kong electronics trade show, the iPad Mini 2 could be a fraction of a millimeter thicker as it would have to feature a larger battery need to power the energy-hungry Retina display.
Some iPad case makers were interviewed by Japanese website Macotakara at the China Sourcing Fair 2013 in Hong Kong who say that the second-generation iPad mini have a thickness of 7.5 millimeters, up from the original iPad Miniâ€™s 7.2 millimeters. The Retina iPad Mini will also gain 0.2 millimeters in width.
This isnâ€™t the first time Apple has to increase the thickness of its device, with the iPad 3 gaining 0.6 millimeters over the iPad 2, as well, caused by the inclusion of the Retina Display panel. However, the extra thickness and width wonâ€™t be noticeable to the human eye and you wonâ€™t feel too much of a difference when holding the tablet in your hand, either.
To remind you, Apple could release a slimmer, lighter full-sized iPad and a Retina display iPad mini at its rumored October 22 media event. Both iPads could come with iPhone-quality 8-megapixel rear cameras.
Do you mind the minuscule increase in the girth and width of the iPad Mini or as long as it behaves well, it doesn't really matter?