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Apple analyst expects iPad 6 to have significantly better Retina Display

by Doug Drinkwater

October 14 2013

Apple's sixth-generation iPad could have an even better Retina Display
Apple's sixth-generation iPad could have an even better Retina Display

KGI Securities analyst and long time Apple watcher Ming-Chi Kuo knows a thing or two when it comes to Apple’s product plans, and he believes that the firm intends to release a new 9.7-inch iPad with a staggering new Retina Display by the end of 2014.

In a new research note published over the weekend, Kuo claimed that the sixth-generation iPad could have 30-40% higher pixel density than the current Retina Display model, but played down those reports of a 12.9-inch Apple tablet coming to market.

“Contrary to speculation that next year’s iPad next year may come in a 12-inch  form, or larger, we think it will not change from the current 9.7-inch format as we think a 12-inch iPad would not provide a good mobility experience given today’s technology limitations,” wrote Kuo, in comments first reported by MacRumors.

“In light [of] advancing Oxide and a-Si technologies, the PPI (pixels per inch) of iPad 6, which we expect to come out at end-2014, will exceed that of 2013’s iPad 5 by 30-40%, which will offer more competent visuals.”

(Also see: Want a bigger iPad? New reports claim 13-inch tablet is on its way & Samsung and Apple set to go head-to-head with giant tablets)

Kuo added that he expects the third-generation iPad mini to launch around the same time as the higher-resolution iPad 6. Apple is expected to announce the second-gen iPad mini and fifth-generation iPad on October 22.

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