The Buzz on Apple's iPad Mini 2 02/10/2013
Apple will soon release their iPad Mini 2 into the tablet world, but what will the new features be?
The Buzz on Apple's iPad Mini 2

As the first birthday for the iPad mini draws closer so does the speculation of its successor’s release, the iPad Mini 2.

It is exciting times for Apple recently with their release of a number of highly-anticipated updates and new releases including the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and iOS 7. The iPad Mini first generation was well-received by consumers looking to buy into the miniature version of the Apple iPad. On the surface it delivered a powerful and comparable product to the iPad, but its features have fallen short of recent tablet arrivals such as Google’s Nexus 7. The iPad Mini 2 is set to change that.

Colour me happy

Just as the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c had rumours about colour injections so too does the iPad Mini 2. It is unlikely that it will adopt the carnival colours of the iPhone 5c but include the gold and space grey additions of the iPhone 5s.

Finger Print Scanner

Just like the iPhone it is strongly rumoured that the iPad Mini 2 will be adopting the scanner technology to increase system security and eliminate the need for pin-entries to the iPad.

Retina Display

Many techy enthusiasts were disappointed to see a standard non-retina display included in the iPad Mini so it is highly likely the new version will incorporate a far superior screen quality. The rumours confirm that the iPad Mini 2 will include a 7.9 inch 2,048 x 1,536 display which will blow the Nexus 7 resolution out of the water. It will be an added bonus for committed gamers.

It’s what’s on the inside that counts

The operating system will surely need an upgrade to manage all of the anticipated goodies. It is expected by technology experts that the iPad Mini 2 will incorporate Apple’s A7x processor which is a high-performance variant of the 64-bit A7 chip housed in the iPhone 5s. In addition to this rumours believe that the new iPad Mini 2 will have the iPhone 5s’ M7 motion coprocessor to enhance the accelerometer, gyroscope and compass features.

Set it free!

Apple is rumoured to be releasing the iPad Mini 2 (perhaps along with the iPad 5) on October 15 at a media event announced for that date. Other tech blogs contend that the actual release won’t be until late October 2013.

Before you choose the iPad Mini 2 of your dreams you can spend some time scoping out Sprout’s amazing range of iPad Mini cases and screen protectors to ensure that your new hot little toy is protected from clumsy accidents. Sprout suggests you select an iPad case that complements your mobile phone case so that no matter if you have an Apple, Samsung or HTC you can truly be the envy of all your friends. 

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