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Analysts: Apple Will Release Retina Display iPad mini’s in Q3 2013 & Early 2014

Analysts: Apple Will Release Retina Display iPad mini’s in Q3 2013 & Early 2014

CNET is reporting that NPD DisplaySearch analysts are saying there will are two iPad mini with Retina display models in the pipeline, with one launching in the third quarter of 2013, followed by a second update, including an updated processor, in Q1 of 2014.

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CNET, via MacRumors:

“We see two refreshes coming. One in the second half of this year, then one in Q1 [first quarter] of 2014,” analyst Richard Shim told CNET late Sunday night. 

“The Q1 [2014] device will have a Retina display plus an updated processor,” Shim added.

This report does correlate with comments from noted KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who last month said that challenges related to production of the iPad mini with Retina display would likely delay the debut of the device until the September-November timeframe. Apparent production issues associated with packing enough pixels into the device’s 7.9-inch display to qualify it as a “Retina” screen were cited.

  1. Temporary says:

    They need to roll the TV out THIS YEAR. Stock holders (like me) just cannot continue to wait and roll on however begrudgingly with the ongoing parade of updates to existing products no matter how cool and sweet. Production snags have been tackled and solved before. The failure to get a real all in one TV product out by now may be their undoing and Cook needs to be less laid back on the issue. Retina display and processor upgrades are only going to appeal to the existing base and even of that base, not enough to pull the co back up to previous highs. Rx to Apple and specifically to Tim Cook:go take your head of R&D and whatever they say,DO IT (essentially how Steve operated… though folks NOT in the design trenches told the public otherwise..)

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