Apple iPad mini with Retina display to launch today according to Apple's GSX website

Apple iPad mini with Retina display to launch today according to Apple's GSX website
A note on Apple's Global Service Exchange website for those who provide repair services, says that the delayed Apple iPad mini with Retina display will be launched today, November 12th. But before you start reaching for your wallet, the message most likely contains an erroneous date. In the past, Apple has informed customers about the launch of a device with a release at 5:30am local time.

The problem is that some of the countries listed in the notice as receiving the device have already flipped the calendar over to November 12th without a word from Apple. The countries listed include Australia, China (Wi-Fi only), Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore and the U.S. The tablet, which features an improved 7.9 inch screen with resolution of 2048 x 1536 and an Apple A7 processor under the hood, will cost $399 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model, $499 for 32GB, $599 for 64GB and $699 for 128GB. Add $130 for cellular support.

Problems with the production of panels for the tablet is said to be the reason for the hold up in launching the device. Specifically, speculation has centered on the problems that Sharp is having with burn-in on the Retina display screens it is producing for the slate.

source: Apple (password req'd) via MacRumors

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  • Display 7.9" 2048 x 1536 pixels
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  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 6471 mAh



1. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Apple's store page for the mini is being updated as well. So, maybe the mini is going to ship soon....

2. jasrockett

Posts: 126; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

$730 for an 8" sim capable 64Gb tablet, gee that's cheap

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