Apple iPad Mini Hinted In Code Of iOS 7
The pre-release version of the iOS 7 hinted at three new iPad Mini models. However, it did not give any indications of a feature that a number of enthusiasts have been expecting. The iOS 7 code revealed new iPad model numbers that followed the current iPad Mini model numbers.
It also indicated that the device may utilize the A6 processor, which is used on the Apple iPhone 5. However, it did not give any indications that it will utilize the Retina Display found on some iOS devices. This hints at the possibility that the upcoming models of the iPad Mini will utilize a similar screen resolution as present models.
The recent revelation about the upcoming version of the Apple iPad is consistent with reports that emerged last month. The report also gave indications that the new models of the device will be thinner compared to the present model. However, it did not give any indications on the reason for this change.
Checking for the latest hardware features of upcoming Apple devices through a code is unpredictable. A “4G” code that came out on the iOS 5.1 in 2012, but no models were released that featured 4G LTE connectivity before the release of the iPhone 5. The code also appeared in another beta version of the iOS 6 prior to the release of the device.
The smaller version of the iPad was released into the market by Apple last October. The company revealed that three million units were sold in the first three days of availability. The company is not expected to release a new model of the device until next year, or after the holiday shopping season. This comes as the iPad Mini is facing stiff competition from the latest Nexus 7 of Google and a new set of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets.