Analyst: Apple to release iPad mini with Retina display models in Q3 and early 2014

“While customers waiting for Apple to launch a Retina display-toting iPad mini may have to hold out until the third quarter, one analyst believes the company is already preparing a third-generation device set for debut in the first quarter of 2014,” AppleInsider reports.

“NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim is now saying that Apple will release two Retina iPad mini versions, ‘One in the second half of this year, then one in Q1 of 2014. The Q1 device will have a Retina display plus an updated processor,'” AppleInsider reports. “The move would be much like last year’s debut of the slightly tweaked fourth-generation iPad, which hit store shelves roughly six months after the third-generation model.”

AppleInsider reports, “Up in the air, according to Shim, is the screen technology Apple plans to utilize in the next-gen iPad mini. He speculates that the iPhone 5’s low-temperature polysilicon (LTPS) display will be used, though yield rates for such panels become increasingly slim when screen size is increased.”

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8 Comments

  1. I doubt that Apple would go for a retina version. The reason being is that the mini is designed for the lower end market. If anything Apple will use what ever it can to lower the price whilst maintaining a decent margin.

    1. Mini was not designed for any supposed “low end” market. It was designed for people who preferred a smaller form factor (I.e. book reading).

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