Report : Apple Will Not Launch iPad Mini With Retina Display This Year
The iPad mini Retina display may be taking longer than expected and a new report suggests we won’t see it until 2014.
The claim was published on Friday by China’s Economic Daily News, which said that though Apple originally planned to launch a Retina iPad mini this fall, it may be delayed until the first quarter of 2014. As such, the rumor suggests that a second-generation iPad mini will not launch this year.
That doesn’t mean we won’t get a new iPad Mini before the end of the year, though. The report notes that Apple may release a refreshed model before the end of year without Retina Display, though it’s unclear how prices and specs may differ across the two tablets.
The news lines up with an earlier report from NPD Display Research analyst Richard Shim, suggesting Apple will roll out a refreshed tablet with a thinner design, A6 processor and iOS 7 out of the box.
It’s been nearly a year since the iPad Mini was introduced. It features a 7.9 inch display with a screen resolution of 1,024 x 768 pixels, advanced Wi-Fi connections, built-in applications including Siri and FaceTime, impressive A5 chip, 10-hour battery life, iSight camera, HD video for full 1080p, 5 megapixel camera and AirPlay. It’s a small tablet with the premium experience. It also comes with a somewhat hefty price tag.