Apple to release a Retina iPad mini in Q3 2013, and an upgraded one in Q1 2014

Apple to release a Retina iPad mini in Q3 2013, and an upgraded one in Q1 2014
The Apple iPad mini has been a success, there's no doubt about that. And as every successful device, it's bound to have a successor at some point. We're pretty sure that Apple is going to introduce a new iPad mini this year, one that will fix the tablet's biggest drawback - the low resolution.

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.

via: AppleInsider

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iPad mini
  • Display 7.9" 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A5, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 4440 mAh



1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 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? Interesting! :)

2. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I think they should just use iPad mini2 instead of calling it with a bunch of confusing names you mentioned above

6. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

iPod biggie 2?

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Huh? xD

3. blingblingthing

Posts: 978; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Maybe just the iPad mini, the first one's screen prevented it from being considered as contender.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31350; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

But it was a huge contender in sales, popularity, and customer satisfaction. The first being the most important in business.

4. funnyguy

Posts: 244; Member since: Jan 10, 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: May 07, 2013

As expected despite trying to be unpredictable.

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