Here's my theory... (BTW, don't take this as a stab at the iPad mini. I love it. Just trying to think realistically Double the pixel density of the mini (163ppi), and you get : 326ppi. Current ppi of iPad with retina display : 264. Obviously, apple won't let the mini steal the fullsize iPad's main selling point. So, they will likely double both resolutions at the same time. iPad with retina display is most likely going to get a redesign this year, judging from the current design trend from apple (light, thin, with lots of annodizing). Now, the full size iPad will likely get the mini's design. I reckon this is gonna be hard for apple, as they will have to reduce display thickness, battery size etc. Can you really see apple managing to fit in a higher res display aswell? Doesn't it make more sense to save the higher res displays til next year, when they have better tech and a tested design? 2013 : iPad 5 - redesign, with better camera and A7. Retina Display iPad Mini 2 - A6 chip, ram upgrade etc. Colours? 2014 : iPad 6 - Same design as 5, but with 528ppi. Ultra Retina Display iPad mini 3 - Retina display Just my opinion. What do you guys think.?