According to the latest report, Apple is planning to adopt a slim bezel display for its rumored 7.85 inch iPad mini. Unlike its larger counterpart, the iPad mini is not expected to sport a high definition retina display. This exclusion of said display will help keep the price affordable.
It wouldn’t surprise many if Apple is indeed exploring the idea of a downsized, less expensive tablet. Consumer electronics companies often test different designs and different feature sets hoping to reach a different target market. While a cheaper, more compact iPad would appeal to education and developing markets, a Digitimes report is no guarantee.