“Apparent screen yield issues will prevent Apple from producing a second-generation iPad mini with Retina display before October, according to one well-connected analyst,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.
“Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities said in a research note obtained by AppleInsider on Sunday that he doesn’t believe a so-called ‘iPad mini 2’ will go into mass production before October,” Hughes reports. “He cited apparent production issues associated with cramming enough pixels into the device’s 7.9-inch display to qualify it as a ‘Retina’ caliber of screen.”
“Because of those rumored production issues, Kuo suggested that Apple might introduce a more affordable iPad mini in the interim to help boost sales and fend off low-priced tablet competitors,” Hughes reports. “He sees a low-cost iPad mini being priced between $199 and $249.”
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