Apple iPad mini 2 delayed until 2014?

Apple iPad mini 2 delayed until 2014?
Industry supply chain sources are cited in a published report Monday, as the source of a rumor that says that the Apple iPad mini 2 will be delayed until 2014. The report claims that mass production of the next-generation 7.9 inch iOS tablet is not expected to start until the fourth quarter of this year, which explains why the launch might not happen until 2014.

The next-iteration of the Apple iPad mini is expected to offer a Retina display screen with resolution of 2048 x 1536. In addition, Apple is producing the tablet with practically no bezel at all. Due to the delay of this model, there is talk that Apple will launch a slightly improved version of the current iPad mini to cover the holiday shopping season. This model would be lighter and thinner than the original 7.9 inch tablet with unknown improvements to its specs.

There is better news for the next version of the full sized iPad. This model is scheduled to start production in small amounts this month, with 2 to 3 million units expected to be shipped in August and September. Another 25% to 30% increase in shipments is said to be scheduled for October. This model will have the usual 9.7 inch screen. The difference will be with the thin-film touchscreen technology that will allow the slab to weigh 20% to 30% lighter than the previous full-sized model. The fifth-generation iPad will also feature a smaller bezel for a larger viewing area.

As usual, when it comes to speculation about unannounced devices, keep a skeptical eye on the details until they are confirmed by the manufacturer.

source: DigiTimes

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12 Comments

1. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Business 101, never sue your suppliers.

12. stealthd unregistered

Yeah, better to just let them get away with anything. Nothing could go wrong there.

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 30962; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

C'mon apple, you have too much money for this. Hopefully this is just another rumor.

3. PermanentHiatus

Posts: 267; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

I doubt it. There's no way Apple will release 3 iPad Minis within the period of 15 months.

4. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Why do you think so ? They did released iPad 2, 3, 4 and iPad mini a period of 18 months. So its totally possible !

5. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

delayed due to it has nothing to offer but big resolution

11. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Without the big resolution and with old hardware, it has outsold any single tablet model NOT named iPad.

6. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

First having issues with the iwatch. Now the iPAd. Looks like apple seriously loose their touch.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 30962; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Loose is the opposite of tight. The word you seek is "lost", which is past tense. At least this time you didn't use "too" in place of to.

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 30962; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

iPad mini 2, will be on time. This is simply another rumor...right apple???

9. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

And on time prediction is a rumor right ?

10. KashAli

Posts: 105; Member since: Apr 01, 2013

Lan!!!!

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