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Apple May Delay Second Generation iPad Mini Launch Until 2014

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News Posted: Mon, Jul 15 2013 10:56 AM
Bad news if you were hoping to score a second generation iPad mini with an upgraded display sometime this holiday shopping season. While nothing is set in stone. word on the web is that a new iPad mini model won't even go into production until the fourth quarter of 2013, meaning its release would likely slip into 2014.

It's long been believed that a Retina-class display will find its way onto a second generation iPad mini model, and according to Digitimes' supply chain sources, it will indeed boast a 2048x1536 resolution. Furthermore, Apple is said to be revising the design so that the bezel is almost non-existent.

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Don't rule out a slightly updated iPad mini model in time for the holiday shopping season. While the real refresh isn't likely to hit retail until 2014, Apple may launch a mildly updated version later this year, one that's lighter, thinner, and perhaps a little bit faster. It's a similar strategy Apple took with the its fourth generation iPad, which isn't a major refresh over the the third generation iPad.
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I say good, the market is too flooded with Apple products as is. They need to create a shortage and increase demand for them to keep in step and please investors.

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ajm531 replied on Mon, Jul 15 2013 11:01 PM

im guessing your right Paul lilly that they will more than likely release a bit of a refresh before the holidays because initially i was thinking while reading this "if apple delays this mini too long then the competition will pounce on this in no time especially for the holiday season". i mean with the next nexus 7 around the corner and talks of the new kindle fires a coming, they are going to need to drop the price or make the next one really compelling to keep consumers interest.

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ajm531 replied on Mon, Jul 15 2013 11:02 PM

On another note ive been reading recently that the retina display will not be included in the next ipad mini but its very possible it wont be included in the possible refresh you mentioned. The last half of this year will be an interesting one.

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