If the most recent rumors about Apple’s launch plans for its new tablets are accurate, we should be seeing invitations going out today or tomorrow, with the actual launch event taking place a week from Tuesday. Of course, there’s always the chance that info’s a little off, but one way or another, the iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 be going official in the near future. Even with that pair yet to land, we’re already starting to hear about what could be next for Apple, with some analyst assessments of what we might expect for its 2014 tablet lineup.
This year’s iPad 5 should keep the same display configuration as last year’s model, but the iPad 6 could finally move beyond the current 2048 x 1536 resolution in favor of something even higher-res. We haven’t heard a specific figure just yet, but it could be something with a 30 to 40% higher pixel density than we have now, though with the same 9.7-inch size.
On the flip side, the iPad mini 2, which we’re expecting to see get its own resolution bump up to Retina levels this year, wouldn’t see a second-such upgrade with next year’s model.
Knowing how Apple likes to update its lineup, none of that is particularly surprising, though this does have us wondering just what resolution Apple might have in mind with the iPad 5 – something around 2800 x 2100?