Apple to release a Retina iPad mini in Q3 2013, and an upgraded one in Q1 2014
Things, however, are starting to get much more interesting now that NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim has said that he expects Apple to follow this new iPad mini with yet another one in early 2014, possible even in Q1 2014. According to Shim, Apple's going to pull a "New iPad" kind of a move - with a resolution upgrade in the second half of this year and a quick under-the-hood refresh early next one. The 2014 iPad mini is said to come with a faster processor in order to keep the device as competitive as possible.
The sources claim that it's not clear yet what kind of screen technology the new iPad mini is going to use. The main concern in this regard is that such advanced displays as the ones Apple is using in its latest devices are still slow to produce, which means that the tablet's release may happen later in the year than what was initially expected.
1. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Hmm....I wonder what will they name it........
iPad mini 2?
iPad mini +?
The New iPad mini?
iPad mini with Retina display?
Retina iPad mini?
2. tiara6918 (Posts: 1949; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
I think they should just use iPad mini2 instead of calling it with a bunch of confusing names you mentioned above
3. blingblingthing (Posts: 511; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)
Maybe just the iPad mini, the first one's screen prevented it from being considered as contender.
5. darkkjedii (Posts: 17570; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
But it was a huge contender in sales, popularity, and customer satisfaction. The first being the most important in business.
4. funnyguy (banned) (Posts: 244; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)
Come to daddy ......
Best tablet ever period...
8. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
Same design same shape just port a RETINA DISPLAY what do u get same ipad. Too me they are just going too confuse more and more consumers
9. Adler374 (Posts: 4; Member since: 07 May 2013)
As expected despite trying to be unpredictable.