Apple fans may have to wait a little while longer to get their hands on the second generation iPad Mini with Retina display. According to Digitimes, Apple won’t start production for the budget tablet until the last quarter and this can be attributed to the delay of the Retina display orders. The Cupertino-based company needs to stock up on Retina displays in 7.9 inch size.
Their sources reported, “Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is reportedly aiming to use Retina panel technology equipped with 2,048 x 1,536 resolution in the next generation 7.9-inch iPad mini. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is also said to be revising the design of the chassis to give the next-generation iPad mini an almost bezel-free look.”
iPad Mini may have bezel-less design
There are reports that the iPad Mini may have a bezel-less design. Since the sources aren’t solid, there really is no telling how true this particular rumor is. However, there was a similar rumor a few weeks ago from Citi Research which reported that the iPad Mini with Retina display would come out sometime next year. Just a month ago, an analyst from NPD Research made the same prediction.
Updated Apple iPad to be released late 2013
Those who want the second generation iPad without the Retina display won’t have to wait much longer. Digitimes also reports that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will release an updated iPad later on in 2013. It’s also predicted that the iPhone 5S (and possibly the iPhone 6) and the iPad 5 will debut sometime later this year. The latter is predicted to start production this month and start shipping in August. They are anticipating volume shipments of 2 to 3 million units in August or September, and a shipment increase of 25 percent to 30 percent by October.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iPad Mini with Retina Display will increase competition against low-end and budget tablet computers from Android like the Samsung Galaxy Tab and Kindle Fire. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has a lot in store for fans later on this year.