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The iPad mini may be in short supply, but Apple’s hardware partners are already readying the Retina-spec display for the iPad mini 2, according to sources in China. AU Optronics, which is one of Apple’s suppliers of 1024 x 768 panels for the current iPad mini, expects to begin mass producing 2048 x 1536 resolution 7.9-inch displays by the second half of 2013, DoNews reports, with eye-pleasing pixel density of 324 ppi.

According to SlashGear’s take on a report by the Chinese-language site DoNews, the new display also utilizes technology designed to allow for the iPad mini’s smaller footprint. AU Optronics reportedly will employ indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO) and Gate IC on array (GOA), according to the website MENAFN.

While the new iPhone 5 and new full-size iPad have resolutions of  1,136-by-640 and 2,048 x 1,536 pixels, respectively, the iPad mini comes with the same screen resolution of the iPad 2: 1,024-by-768 pixels.

According to DoNews, the new display for iPad Mini 2, will enter large number of shipments in second half of next year. And the second-gen iPad mini isn’t expected to ship until Q4 2013, the insiders say.

The iPad mini has just been released, and now there is such a news, analysis don't believe iPad mini would have a great sale. Will this affect your buying?

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