Apple To Push The Retina Display Pixels Past 400ppi With iPad Mini 3 [Report]

While rumours of a second generation iPad mini to sport a Retina display with a display pixel count of 324 pixels per inch (ppi) have lately been at large, a new report by PatentlyApple is suggesting that the Cupertino giant is looking to push this number past 400ppi with its third generation iPad mini. 

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While AU Optronics has reportedly started production of the Retina display panels for iPad mini 2 already, the source is now claiming through a Korea publication that seems to confirm that Apple has asked LG to deliver a premium class iPad mini display for their future iPad mini 3 pushing pixel density to over 400 pixels per inch for the 7.85 display.

“In order to accomplish 400 + pixels per inch on a 7.85 inch display, LG and other Apple supply chain manufactures will have to retool to what is known as a low temperature polysilicon (LTPS) process because the displays with full HD resolution requires LTPS processing instead of the current amorphous silicon (a-Si) type processing”.

So far, there is no word on whether the third generation iPad mini will be released in 2013 or 2014.