Speculation has become more intense over the exact design of the iPad Mini - a cheaper version of the current iPad, which Apple Inc.(NASDAQ:AAPL) is expected to launch sometime in October.
Most of the discussions are about the display size of the iPad Mini and the screen size. The wider display screen size of the iPhone has led to expectations that the iPad Mini would have a wider display.
At the moment all the speculation is more of a wish list of what they would like it to be.
The Next web has written that the screen ratio should be around 16:9 compared to the current ratio of 4:3 for the standard iPad.
Tablets like the Google Nexus has come with a narrower screen ratio and while it works for an Android device it might network very well for an iOS operating system.
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The Examiner spoke to industry analyst Paul Mueller about his thoughts on the issue.
"I have talked to at least three people close to Apple who say that there are new iPad prototypes that have a 16:9 aspect ratio. They aren't talking about the upcoming iPad mini either," Mueller says. He will have more information in the next couple of weeks.
The whole design issue would center on whether iPad users like using their device in the portrait or landscape mode.