iOS 7 SDK code points to new non-retina iPad Mini

|By:, SA News Editor

Code within Apple's (AAPL +0.5%) iOS 7 SDK indicates the company is set to launch a new iPad Mini that lacks a retina display, 9to5 Mac reports.

The code suggests the new Mini will use the A6 CPU found inside the iPhone 5 (the current Mini uses the A5), but (unlike retina-supporting Apple hardware) lacks references to "@2x" mode, which is used by developers to support app artwork on retina displays.

9to5 Mac's scoop backs up reports from KGI Securities and others about a retina Mini not launching until 2014.

Google just launched a refreshed Nexus 7 sporting a 1920x1200 display to good reviews, and reports indicate Amazon will launch a new 7" Kindle Fire HD with a 1920x1200 display this fall.