iPad Mini 2 with Retina Display on track to launch in Q3, 2013
This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 7, 2013.
There have been several reports of late that indicate that Apple has been struggling with getting its next version of the iPad Mini on track for a release this year. The popular narrative seemed to be that fitting in a Retina Display level resolution in a 7.9 Inch screen was proving to be a bridge too far for the folks at Cupertino. However, CNET has quotes from the noted display market research firm NPD DisplaySearch that indicate that the successor to the iPad Mini is well on track for a launch in the third quarter of this year.
The iPad Mini has proved to be a phenomenally popular tablet, with its sales said to be outstripping even Apple’s own iPad – which was hitherto the market leader in tablets by a country mile or two. The fact that it was relatively affordable for an Apple device, and that it had a surprisingly thin profile and little heft to go with its reduced screen size of 7.9 inches, made it arguably THE most high quality ultra portable tablet out there in the market. However, a frequent complaint was its previous generation screen resolution of 1024 x 768, that seemed to be woefully inadequate in this day and age. The iPad Mini 2 has been expected to incorporate a Retina Display in it, but while this could be a USP for it, it is also apparently proving to be a bit of a headache for Apple.
In fact, Display Search analyst Richard Shim said his firm expected two iPad Mini refreshes in the near future. One with a Retina display in the second half of this year, and another one in the first quarter of 2014.
The iPad Mini 2 has been expected to incorporate a Retina Display in it, but while this could be a USP for it, it is also apparently proving to be a bit of a headache for Apple. However, if its issues aren’t as great as previously reported, Apple could have yet another incredible success story in the iPad Mini 2.