Rumor: No Retina Display iPad mini Until Early 2014

Rumor: No Retina Display iPad mini Until Early 2014

Rumors, we’ve got rumors… Taiwan’s Economic Daily News [Google translation] reports that shortages of Retina display panels have forced Apple to push back launch plans for their second-generation iPad mini into early 2014.



The report also appears to suggest that Apple may offer both Retina and non-Retina versions of the second-generation iPad mini, although it is unclear just how price and feature differentiation between the models would work out.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had indicated back in April that challenges with the Retina displays would result in the new iPad mini beginning to ship in the September-November timeframe. NPD DisplaySearch has also recently predicted that a thinner non-Retina iPad mini would debut late this year, with a Retina equipped model coming soon after, in early 2014.