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  • Report: Don't Expect Retina iPad mini in 2013


    Apple's next-gen iPad mini likely won't gain Retina display until 2014. That's according to the latest knowledgeable supply chain chatter.

    On Friday, China's Economic Daily News reported that the chances of a second-gen 7.9-inch tablet reaching consumers this year are slim to none. Corroborating earlier reports, shortages of the updated display panels are compelling Apple to push back the release until at least the first quarter of 2014.

    Although Apple has a penchant for refreshing products at least once a year, it's possible that an 18-month gap could exist between iPad mini releases. This, of course, wouldn't be unprecedented in the enchanted realm of Apple. Let's not forget the comparable gap between releases of the iPhone 4 and the 4S model.

    But as the holiday shopping season approaches, this might be bad news for Apple, given all the other small-tablet options on the market.
    Regardless of the rumors surrounding the iPad mini 2's release, we have been seeing photographic evidence and hearing chatter about Apple's preparatory legwork for the device ever since February of this year. So we know the update is on the way. As always, it's just a matter of time.

    Source: PC World
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Report: Don't Expect Retina iPad mini in 2013 started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 14 Comments
    1. trialnterror's Avatar
      trialnterror -
      Booooooo!!!
    1. cockyjeremy's Avatar
      cockyjeremy -
      No retina = no purchase. I don't want a full sized iPad and I won't buy a non-retina Mini. I'll just keep waiting. My iMac/HTC One combo are good enough for now.
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Love my mini how it is. Don't play games that even need retina. But will buy it when ever it comes out.
    1. garfielgato2's Avatar
      garfielgato2 -
      That sucks, why Apple will do that? is it because PS4 and Xbox ONE are coming this Holiday? are they afraid their sells will not reach their expectations?
    1. Rcworship's Avatar
      Rcworship -
      I love my iPad mini. This sounds like good new from a selfish perspective. It helps to prevent me from spending more money too soon. Upgrading with a 2-year product use cycle should be good for me Now, I can tell the mini is not retina, but it is not an issue. Funny thing is, I got an iPhone 5 the day it came out (lucky timing, just stopped by the apple store after lunch to a single digit line), and the mini in December; I rarely use the iPhone!
    1. shigh's Avatar
      shigh -
      Why apple will do that??? Because they do whatever they will want.
    1. trialnterror's Avatar
      trialnterror -
      Quote Originally Posted by garfielgato2 View Post
      That sucks, why Apple will do that? is it because PS4 and Xbox ONE are coming this Holiday? are they afraid their sells will not reach their expectations?
      Why is it Samsung can bring out so many new things and apple should put out the obvious and can't do it? Boooo apple , MAKE IT HAPPEN!
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      Quote Originally Posted by trialnterror View Post
      Why is it Samsung can bring out so many new things and apple should put out the obvious and can't do it? Boooo apple , MAKE IT HAPPEN!
      That's the difference of quality over quantity.
    1. jOnGarrett's Avatar
      jOnGarrett -
      Quote Originally Posted by trialnterror View Post
      Booooooo!!!
      did you really expect anything substantial? if apple gave you retina in 2013 they would have nothing to offer you for 2014.
    1. jose060789's Avatar
      jose060789 -
      Don't EXPECT me to buy it Lol
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      No reason Apple should bother with a refresh. What is it going to have? The first iPad Mini already has the thunderbolt port. I would wait for Retina as that is worth waiting for.
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      Well, if true that stinks. A retina iPad Mini would be amazing.
    1. bisayakid07's Avatar
      bisayakid07 -
      Then I'll wait!
    1. Shigoroku's Avatar
      Shigoroku -
      Quote Originally Posted by bigboyz View Post
      No reason Apple should bother with a refresh. What is it going to have? The first iPad Mini already has the thunderbolt port. I would wait for Retina as that is worth waiting for.
      Lightning port. Not "Thunderbolt."