The iPad Mini 2 could be a little bit thicker than the previous version. It’s reported that the second generation iPad Mini will grow from 7.2 to 7.5 millimeters in thickness and 0.2 millimeters in width. This report comes from Macktakara’s interview with iPad case makers. This interview took place in Hong Kong during the China Sourcing Fair 2013.
iPad went thicker
9-to-5 Mac explained the possible downfalls, saying, “But it could potentially have a very minor trade-off: some extra thickness and width that will likely not be noticeable to the human eye. Just like the the full-sized iPad went thicker (and heavier in that case) to accommodate the much higher-resolution Retina display, the iPad mini could slightly bulk up to fit the new display, according to Macotakara. At a conference in China, the website went hands-on with some purported cases for the next-generation iPad mini. These cases fit a device with a thickness of 7.5mm and width of of about 0.2mm wider than the current iPad mini…”
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